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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.


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

Important timelines to consider when preparing to submit your project for plan review: 

  • Last day to submit plans for review under the current 2016 code cycle is 12/23/2019
  • Last day to pay for plan review for 2016 code cycle review is 12/27/2019
  • First day to submit Master Plans for code updates to the 2019 code cycle is 11/22/2019

Stay tuned for the 2019 Code Change Summary!


Building and Planning Fee Study

The City’s consultant - Management Partners - conducted an evaluation of the department’s Building and Planning operational fees that were then brought to City Council for review. On May 21, 2019, the City Council approved an update to the department’s Building and Planning operational fees.  The updated fees will be effective on July 21, 2019, and will change the cost of submitting a Planning or Building application.  Please visit the Building and Planning Fee Study web page for more information.

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!

The Electronic Plan Check Program has Expanded! You can now submit electronically for Residential Projects and Residential Subdivisions in addition to Commercial Projects. For details, visit our Electronic Plan Check page.

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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.