We issue building permits and provide plan review and field inspection services for all private development building projects within unincorporated Sacramento County.
The incorporated cities of Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Folsom, Galt, Isleton, Rancho Cordova and Sacramento have their own building departments and are not served by the County Building Assistance Centers.
Locations and Hours
*New applications take time. Please arrive prior to 4pm.
Building Assistance Centers - Downtown & Branch Center 
County Service Centers - North, East & South 
New Building Codes Effective January 1, 2014
Sacramento County requires all new plan review and permit applications to comply with the 2013 California Building Standards Codes which are based on the 2012 International Building Codes. This includes Building, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, Residential, Energy, Fire, and Green Building Code. Review A Guide to the California Green Building Standards Code (Low-Rise Residential).
The 2013 Title 24 Codes include, but are not limited to, the following significant changes:
  • Senate Bill 407:  Required replacement of Plumbing fixtures with water conserving devices.  (Additional information is forthcoming) 

Who Is Ultimately Responsible if Work Proceeds Without an Inspection?


 Plan Review




 Field Inspection