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We will be CLOSED for services Thursday, November 25th and Friday, November 26th, 2021 in observance of Thanksgiving Holiday.


In the interest of keeping our community safe and well during this time, the Community Development Department's Public Counter, located at 300 Richards Blvd. 3rd Floor, will be CLOSED until further notice.



New Master Plan Application Process and Production Permit Online Application Service Enhancement

The City of Sacramento’s Building Division would like to announce the development of its new online production home permit process! The automation we have built into this process allows you to apply for a permit online anywhere, anytime, and in just a few short steps. This process is one-of-a-kind and designed to make your permit application process quick and easy!
For additional details and contact information click here.


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. 


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Building Division Contact List

To reach the Building Division public counter staff for building related questions: (916) 808-5318 

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The Building Division’s Alternate Means and Materials Request process was utilized to build the country’s first residential structure with six stories of light wood-frame construction.  Read the complete article for details.

On March 22, 2017, the Building Division of the City of Sacramento was presented with the California Building Officials’ (CALBO) Building Department of the Year Award. The award recognizes an outstanding jurisdiction for its demonstrated leadership over the preceding year. This honor motivates staff to continue being proactive and innovative to streamline the building process.

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Inspection Services

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Public Notices

Notice to Applicants for Business Licenses and Commercial Building Permits. 

Under federal and state law, compliance with disability access laws is a serious and significant responsibility that applies to all California building owners and tenants with buildings open to the public. For additional information about legal obligations and how to comply with disability access laws please read this public notice.

Water Efficient Landscape Requirements

As of December 1, 2015 new development projects that include landscape areas of 500 square feet or more are subject to updated Water Efficient Landscape Requirements mandated by the State. For more information, read the MWELO 2015 Revision Fact Sheet, or review the Ordinance

Water Conserving Plumbing Fixture Requirements

As of January 1, 2014 there is a requirement to install water conserving plumbing fixtures when a permit is pulled for an improvement or addition?  Read the SB 407 Memo for more information.