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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.


ATTENTION: In observance of Cesar Chavez Day all offices and services will be unavailable/closed Tuesday, March 31, 2020

ATTENTION: Public Counter will be CLOSED

In the interest of keeping our community safe and well during this time, the Community Development Department's Public Counter, located at 300 Richards Blvd. 3rd Floor, will be CLOSED until further notice as of end of day March 18, 2020. All Planning and Building applications must be submitted through our Citizen Permit Portal. Please view the Online Services we are offering at this time. Updates will be made on our website as circumstances change.

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Looking to build an Accessory Dwelling Unit?

Visit the Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) new web page for helpful information about building an ADU within the City of Sacramento.

NEW e-Planning Submittal Service

The e-Planning Submittal facilitates submission of Planning Entitlements and projects requesting Planning clearance to submit to building permit applications for Electronic Plan Check (EPC). e-Planning integrates into the existing EPC service the Building Division has been operating for over five years. To learn more visit our e-Planning page.

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, 2019 Code Change Summary and some useful tools to help you navigate through this change.


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.

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.

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.

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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.