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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.

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.

Natomas Basin

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


Railyards Development

Learn more about the Railyards development and view related documents on the Railyards page including the recently released Draft Subsequent Environmental Impact Report.

Important Information Regarding Map Recordation

It has been brought to our attention the County Assessor’s Office will be undergoing a software change involving their map recording process.  Unfortunately, this change will delay their ability to process and record maps in a timely manner. In prior years the deadline for processing land division activities in time for the new parcels to be included in the July 1st annual property tax roll was May 30th.  This year the deadline is April 30th, 2016. Land division activities recorded/received after April 30th will be processed beginning July 1, 2016.

Housing Impact Fee

Read more information about the Housing Impact Fee - the citywide Mixed Income Housing Ordinance.

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.

On January 1, 2014 a new State Law went into effect which applies to all single family residences built before January 1, 1994. This legislation requires water conserving plumbing fixtures be installed throughout the home as a condition of building permits applied for after January 1, 2014.  Read more ...

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Entertainment Permit Program

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Learn more about the collaborative effort to keeping city entertainment venues safe with the Entertainment Permit Program.

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!