​The Building Permits and Inspections office can help you obtain a building permit if your planned project is located within unincorporated Sacramento County. We help ensure that projects are constructed and installed in accordance with the California Building Code, Sacramento County regulations and related building laws. These building codes and ordinances are intended to ensure your project is safe and a benefit to you and the overall quality of our community. Building permits are required by law.

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Trash/Recycling Enclosures for Existing Commercial Properties -  
The County is offering no-cost plan inspection for trash and recycling enclosures for existing commercial properties and multi-family dwellings. This complementary service is being offered to address issues with unsecured containers that become vulnerable to property damage, potential public safety and health risks. For more information, contact Building Permits and Inspection staff.  

WiFi at Downtown Assistance Center - The Sacramento County Building Division - Building Assistance Center located at its Downtown Sacramento Office at 827 – 7th Street  now has full Wi-Fi capabilities in its customer area.  

Ways to Save Time and Money

  • Fill out your permit ahead of time
  • Submit drawings electronically
  • Commercial ‘Quick Check’ Permit Program