​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.

The standards and requirements set forth in the California Building Codes as amended in Title 16 of the Sacramento County Code shall apply to the construction, alteration, relocation, enlargement, replacement, repair, removal, demolition, use, and occupancy of buildings or structures within this jurisdiction. This website is meant to provide general guidance on those standards and requirements. None of this website’s content is intended to nullify any provisions of local, state or federal law and in cases of conflict, the highest and most restrictive standard shall apply.

News Headlines

Electronic Submittal and Review - Sacramento County Building Permits and Inspection Division announces electronic submittal and review of
residential production home permits and master plans
(also known as “E-RES”). Read the flyer for more information

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