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Tenant Protection Program

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The Tenant Protection Program was created to assist tenants with increasing rental rates by prohibiting rent gouging and establishing limits on annual rents. It also provides protection for unjustified evictions.

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.

LATEST NEWS

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. 

New Master Plan Application Process and Production Permit Online Application Service Enhancement Coming Soon!

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 will allow you to apply for a permit online anywhere, anytime, and in just a few short steps.
This innovative technology is based on the suggestions of our local production home developers which we heard loud and clear, and made happen. This process is one-of-a-kind and designed to make your permit application process quick and easy!
To initiate this change, we require a bit more information from you. As of Thursday, April 15, 2021, all Master Plans submission must include our one-page Master Plan Application for Residential Subdivision Development (CDD-0431). The tables within this application must also be included in the title sheet of the Master Plans under the project data summary section.
Additional announcements will follow shortly with dates for training opportunities and the go-live date of our online system.

 

Holiday Closures

We will be CLOSED for services Wednesday, March 31, 2021 for Cesar Chavez Day.

LAST DAY FOR ASSESSOR TO PROCESS CHANGES TO PARCEL MAPS FOR THE 2020-21 TAX ROLL IS FRIDAY, MAY 14, 2021.

To ensure annual roll close operations run smoothly, the deletion and creation of assessor parcels must be halted while the parcel data and files are finalized.  Therefore, May 14th is the deadline to process recorded map documents that require the deletion/creation of assessor parcels. Parcel map processing will resume on July 1, 2021.
Note: The exception to this is any new parcels required for transfers that occur before May 31st, 2021. These parcels will be created for the June 30th Tax Roll Close Date.
Visit the Sacramento County Assessor's Parcel Viewer page for additional information,

 

Limited Building Inspections on March 16th

Due to staff training there will be limited building inspection appointments available on Tuesday, March 16th, 2021. Inspection requests that cannot be accommodated on March 16th will automatically be rescheduled for the following day.

Encroachment permits for work in the public right-of-way

Building construction projects submitting their building plan review application on or after February 12th, 2021 which require any work in the public right-of-way (also referenced as offsite improvements) must submit an Encroachment Permit to Development Engineering no later than by the cycle 2 review of the building plan check resubmittal to continue with building plan review and approval process. Email DE@cityofsacramento.org for any questions regarding the Encroachment Permit process which are not covered on the City web page.

Housing Element: Share YOUR Feedback on Sacramento's 8-year housing strategy

The City of Sacramento has been working to update the 2021-2029 Housing Element and has created a self-guided virtual workshop to get your thoughts on the draft plan. The Draft Housing Element is the City’s 8-year housing strategy and commitment for how it will meet the housing needs of everyone in the community. For more information and how to get involved visit SACRAMENTO 2021-2029: HOUSING ELEMENT.

First in the Country!

The Alternative Means and Materials Request Process made a six story residential wood-frame construction a reality in the City of Sacramento reducing the carbon footprint. Read the complete article for details.

Al Fresco Dining - do I need a building permit?

Our Al Fresco Dining Building Division Guidelines and FAQs provide information on permit requirements and exemptions.

Emergency Permitting Process

In light of recent civil unrest and the associated impact to local businesses, City of Sacramento Community Development Department (CDD) is offering affected applicants’ access to an emergency permit process. Please view the Emergency Permitting Process for more information.

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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.