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Building DIVISION

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THE BUILDING DIVISION’S PUBLIC COUNTER is TEMPORARILY CLOSED dUE TO CONCERNS OVER COVID-19. During this time, we are conducting permit and plan review services electronically.  Please see our online services page for more information.

The Building Division is your one-stop-shop for building permits, plan review, and inspection services.  Our Division will assist you with your new construction, addition, and remodel projects.  Visit our service pages below for all the information you need to successfully complete your project.

COVID RELATED SERVICE UPDATES

Building Closure Online Services

Al Fresco Dining - Building Division Guidelines and FAQs.

PERMIT SERVICES

PROJECT MANAGEMENT SERVICES

PLAN REVIEW SERVICES

INSPECTION SERVICES

BUILDING PERMIT AND APPLICATION STATUS

We offer two systems by which you may view information related to planning applications and building permits:

  • The Citizen Portal allows the you to search and view details and status for planning applications (land use entitlements), and building permit applications and permits. 
  • The Development Tracker (http://sacramento.civicinsight.com) is a searchable database which allows you to view building permit and land use entitlement, application information throughout the city and allows for email notifications when such activity occurs at a property.

Visit the Project Status page for additional information.

CONTACT INFORMATION

PUBLIC NOTICES

Notice to Applicants for Business Licenses and Commercial Building Permits. Under federal and state law, compliance with disability access laws is a serious and significant responsibility that applies to all California building owners and tenants with buildings open to the public. For additional information about legal obligations and how to comply with disability access laws please read this public notice.

As of December 1, 2015 new development projects that include landscape areas of 500 square feet or more are subject to updated Water Efficient Landscape Requirements mandated by the State. For more information, read the MWELO 2015 Revision Fact Sheet, or review the Ordinance

As of January 1, 2014 there is a requirement to install water conserving plumbing fixtures when a permit is pulled for an improvement or addition?  Read the SB 407 Memo for more information.

RECENT AWARD

On March 22, 2017, the Building Division of the City of Sacramento was presented with the California Building Officials’ (CALBO) Building Department of the Year Award. The award recognizes an outstanding jurisdiction for its demonstrated leadership over the preceding year. This honor motivates staff to continue being proactive and innovative to streamline the building process.