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 Building

Recent Award

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.

need a building permit? 

By law, building permits and inspections are required for new construction, additions, and remodeling work to confirm that all structures meet applicable City, State and Federal building code requirements.

The City of Sacramento regulates construction and development to safeguard and ensure the health and safety of the public. As part of the permit process, plans are reviewed to ensure compliance with adopted codes. Building permits are issued for new construction as well as for additions to and remodeling of existing buildings and structures. Most repairs or alterations require a building permit.

Did You Know?

The 2016 California Building Codes are in effect ! this began on January 1st 2017. For a summary of significant code changes select "2016 Code Change Summary"  

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.

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.