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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.


Apply Now for the 2019 Planning Academy

The Planning Division will be accepting 2019 Citizen’s Planning Academy Applications until January 11. Check out the Citizen’s Planning Academy page for more 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.  

Holiday Closures

The Public Counter will be closed December 24, 25, &  31, 2018 as well as January 1, 2019

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.

Beginning July 1, 2018, the Facility Permit Program will be completely electronic . Plans must be submitted through Citizen's Portal.

Development Tracker is Now LIVE for Planning Applications!

Formally known as Permit Tracker, the new “Development Tracker” offers the general public direct access to information regarding planning projects citywide and building permit data.


Expanded OTC Service

The Building Division is expanded both the Residential and Commercial Over the Counter (OTC) Plan Review services! Please vising the OTC Review Page for additional details.

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!

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.

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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!