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Public Counter Wait Times

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Need to visit our public counter? View our live counter wait times d​a​s​h​b​o​a​r​d​ so you can determine how long the estimated wait times are and plan your visit accordingly.

Development Tracker

Use Development Tracker to search for planning application and building permit information.

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.

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.


Notice: the Central City Impact Fee will be adjusting from the initial economic incentive rate (25% of the fee) to the second step of incentive rate (50% of the fee) on building permits applied for after 12/31/2019 pursuant to Resolution 2019-0407.

Email with any questions.

The 2019 California Building Codes will take effect on January 1, 2020!

In July, the new 2019 California Building Standards Code was published and will take effect on January 1, 2020.  The Building Division has outlined the key deadlines and some useful tools to help you navigate through this change.

Also stay tuned for the 2019 Code Change Summary!


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.

Safety Inspections are now available online!

Are you in need of an electrical or gas plumbing safety inspection to restore services to your building? SMUD and PG&E Safety Inspection Requests can now be obtained completely online through our Citizen Portal with a basic account.

Important Information Regarding Map Recordation 

It has been brought to the City of Sacramento’s attention that the County Assessor’s Office is implementing a new deadline to record map documents that require the deletion/creation of assessor parcels. Unfortunately, this change will delay their ability to process and record maps in a timely manner. This year the deadline is May 17, 2019. Land division activities recorded/received after May 17 will be held for processing until the end of June, after all roll close system operations are complete.

New Inspection Summary Report is now at your fingertips!

We are happy to offer a simple and convenient way to view your pending and past building inspections, their statuses and your building inspector’s contact information.

Master Plan Review is going electronic!

Beginning March 1, 2019 Master Plan Applications will be completely electronic. Visit our Electronic Plan Check page for additional information.

Reduced Rates for Affordable Dwelling Units

Building Permit Applications for new regulated affordable dwelling units submitted on or after December 31, 2018 may qualify for reduced residential development impact fees rates.  

Is your building project valuation $1M or greater? Your building permit application now must be submitted through our Electronic Plan Check (EPC) Program. A dedicated Project Manager will also guide you through the entire process.

Community Development Website Survey  We want to hear from you-- Please take a moment to take our CDD Website Survey, so we can better serve our online customers. Thank you!

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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!

Natomas Basin

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For more details about the Natomas Basin continue checking our Natomas Basin page.