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Permit Services  


  Click here for information on Online Minor Permits Click here for more information on Electronic Plan Check Submission  Click here for information on Over the Counter plan check  

  Click here for information on Paying Building Fees Click here for information on Fee Estimates Click here on information on Scheduling an Appointment

  Click here to Check on Live Wait Times at the public counter Click here for information on Express Line services at the public counter Click here to email for general questions

Permit services is the main resource for customers seeking a building permit.  The first step in the process is finding the service that fits your project.

A building permit is required for projects such as new construction, additions, tenant improvements, pools, spas, signs, remodeling, and work on electrical, mechanical, and plumbing systems. Read more on projects that are exempt from building permit requirementsPlease remember: work started before a building permit is issued will be subject to a penalty fee.


Due to California’s stay-at-home order, the Community Development Department’s Public Counter will be closed until further notice.  We can still assist you during this time through our online services.

Online Minor Permits

As a part of the Sacramento Streamline initiative we now offer California licensed contractors the ability to pull minor permits online and schedule inspections online.

Online Electronic plan Check Submission (epc)

If a project requires plan review, both residential and commercial projects can now be submitted online. For more information visit our Electronic Plan Check page.