A building permit is required for projects such as new construction, additions, tenant improvements, pools, spas, signs, remodeling, and work on electrical, mechanical, and plumbing systems. Read more on projects that are exempt from building permit requirements.
Please remember: work started before a building permit is issued will be subject to a penalty fee.
As a part of the Sacramento Streamline initiative we now offer California licensed contractors the ability to pull minor permits online and schedule inspections online.
Online submittal for electronic plan check (epc)
If a project requires plan review, both residential and commercial projects can now be submitted online. For more information visit our Electronic Plan Check page.
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