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CDD Annual Report


Annual Report
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The City of Sacramento’s Community Development Department (CDD) helps plan, build and maintain a thriving city. The goal is to partner together with the community and customers to ensure a safe, growing and lively Sacramento. Please take a look at some of CDD’s stats from the past year. Thank you to our staff and customers for working together for a better community!

Search Planning & Building Projects


Planning and Building staff works on projects of all sizes and types, everything from single-family homes to large, mixed-use developments. You can use the “AgencyCounter” tool to view project applications and permits all over the city

Tenant Protection Program

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The Tenant Protection Program was created to assist tenants with increasing rental rates by prohibiting rent gouging and establishing limits on annual rents. It also provides protection for unjustified evictions.

Downtown Developer Toolkit

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The Downtown Developer Toolkit incorporates policies, processes, incentives and resources to assist in the development of residential projects downtown.

LATEST NEWS

Holiday Closures

The Community Development Department will be CLOSED for services at noon on Friday, December 23, and December 30, 2022, and all day on Monday, December 26, 2022, and January 2, 2023, in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s Holidays. Please plan accordingly.

Looking to build an Accessory Dwelling Unit?

Visit the Accessory Dwelling Unit Resource Center new web page for helpful information about building an ADU within the City of Sacramento.

2022 CA Building Code Adoption

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Public Counter Appointments

Now accepting appointments at the Public Counter, 300 Richards Blvd, 3rd Floor. Appointments are limited and for specific services. Customers must have an appointment to have access to the Public Counter. Visit our Schedule an Appointment page to learn more and schedule. All building an planning applications will continue to be submitted through the Citizen Portal.

Electronic Over-the-Counter Plan Review Services are now available!

On March 22, we launched our Electronic Over-the-Counter Plan Review Service. This Sacramento Streamline program replaces the highly popular version of the service that was performed at our public counter in the past. For qualifying projects, plans can be reviewed the business day after they are received. 
Visit our Over the Counter Plan Review page to learn more about the service, including which project types are eligible and how to submit. 

Encroachment permits for work in the public right-of-way

Building construction projects submitting their building plan review application on or after February 12th, 2021 which require any work in the public right-of-way (also referenced as offsite improvements) must submit an Encroachment Permit to Development Engineering no later than by the cycle 2 review of the building plan check resubmittal to continue with building plan review and approval process. Email DE@cityofsacramento.org for any questions regarding the Encroachment Permit process which are not covered on the City web page.

Director Hearings Temporarily Online

Director Hearings for City planning purposes will now be online using WebEx until further notice. Please view the Director Hearings page for more information.

e-Check limit increased for online payments

Our electronic check payment limit was increased from $100,000 to $150,000. For additional information visit our Pay Building Fees page.

NEW e-Planning Submittal Service

The e-Planning Submittal facilitates submission of Planning Entitlements and projects requesting Planning clearance to submit to building permit applications for Electronic Plan Check (EPC). e-Planning integrates into the existing EPC service the Building Division has been operating for over five years. To learn more visit our e-Planning page.

You can now pay with Electronic Checks for your Building Permit online!

In addition to major credit cards we now accept electronic check payments. For additional information visit our Pay Building Fees page.

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About CDD


Learn more about the Community Development Department and all we do to make the City of Sacramento a great place to live, work and play.

Front Street Shelter

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Visit the Front Street Animal Shelter to experience the joy of shelter pet adoption, looking for a lost pet, or volunteering and making a difference. The shelter offers a variety of services to our community of animals, join Team Front Street!

Sacramento Streamline

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Sacramento Streamline is the Community Development Department's initiative to provide expedited services to customers. Any new processes that improve the way we do business are added to the Sacramento Streamline page.