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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.


Citizen Portal Online Services System Upgrade

Due to a system upgrade, our online services through the Citizen Portal site will be unavailable starting on Friday, September 11th at 5 pm until Monday, September 14th at 8 am. During this time all online services will be temporarily unavailable. Also, all inspection requests received after 3 pm on Friday, September 11th will be scheduled for Tuesday, September 15th. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

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.

Director Hearings Temporarily Online

Director Hearings for City planning purposes will now be online using WebEx until further notice. Please view the Director Hearings page for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions: COVID19 Stay-At-Home Orders

In response the COVID-19 pandemic, Sacramento County and the State of California both announced orders that require residents to stay at home except under very limited circumstances. Learn more about what the City is doing and what is essential: Stay-at-Home Orders in the City of Sacramento 

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.

e-Check limit increased for online payments

Our electronic check payment limit was increased from $100,000 to $150,000. For additional information visit our Pay Building Fees page.

Assessor's Parcel Viewer and Parcel Maps


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.


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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.