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Vision: To be the best Community Development Department in California
Mission: To help plan, build, and maintain a great city.
Values: Professionalism, Innovation, Courtesy, Collaboration, Consistency
Motto: Be proactive, finish strong

The Community Development Department carries out five primary functions: City Planning, Building Permits and Inspections, Code Compliance, Animal Care Services, and Administrative Services.  

City Planning

The Planning Division provides assistance to ensure that future growth and change happens in accordance with polices and ordinances adopted by the community. This includes development review, environmental review, long range planning, urban design, and historical preservation.

Building Permits and Inspections

The Building Division regulates construction and development to safeguard and ensure the health and safety of the public. We provide permits, plan review, and building inspections to ensure compliance with building codes.

Code Compliance

The Code Compliance Division promotes and maintains a safe and desirable living and working environment for Sacramento residents and business owners. Enforcement includes business and neighborhood code compliance. The code division also provides programs and services such as vacant building monitoring and dangerous buildings inspections, graffiti abatement, and rental housing inspections in a continuous effort to keep neighborhoods safe and clean by working with the community.

Animal Care Services

The Front Street Animal Shelter provides animal sheltering for lost, stray and unwanted companion animals. Its strong enforcement branch works to protect both public safety and animal welfare, while enforcing local and state laws. Community services include vaccine clinics, microchipping and humane education. The shelter offers veterinary care to shelter animals, reunification with pet owners and adoption services.

Administrative Services

Administrative Services provides centralized department budgeting and accounting, personnel services, procurement, support for boards and commissions, as well as communications and marketing for the Community Development Department.