Residential Projects

If you are not sure whether your residential building project requires a permit, check the category lists below.

Building - Working Prior to Permit Issuance Policy

Permit Information and Requirements for Structural Pest Control Repairs

Residential Repair and Alteration Permits Explained

An applicants Guide to Residential Building Permits

Sacramento County Building Design Criteria

Do you have a change to your permit that is already issued ? Click here

Installing a New Fireplace or Replacing an Existing Fireplace?  SMAQMD Standards For the Sale and Installation of Wood Burning Appliances

Considering becoming an Owner Builder? Know the Benefits and Risk

Notice to Property Owner as Owner Builder

Simple Miscellaneous Permits
If there are no requirements for plan review, we will generally be able to issue the permit in one visit or you can apply online.

Examples of simple miscellaneous permits include residential projects such as reroofing, the replacement of water heaters, electric service panels, heating and air conditioning and other minor Electrical, Plumbing or Mechanical projects.

Most of these items require the participation of a licensed contractor.  Use our Online Permit System for instructions on how to apply and pay for a simple building permit.

For more details about our process and submittal requirements for a specific residential project.   Please review the list below.

  
collapse Category : Alterations/Remodels ‎(6)
Bathroom/Kitchen
Garage Conversion
Interior Alterations - No added square feet
Residential Care Facilities
Roof Re-pitch
Window Replacement (Width of the Opening Changes)
collapse Category : Complaints / Violations/ Investigations ‎(1)
Residential Violations and Investigations
collapse Category : Demolition ‎(1)
Demolition Permit
collapse Category : Dwellings – Additions ‎(3)
Carport- Attached
Garage - Attached
Room Additions
collapse Category : Dwellings – New ‎(4)
Accessory Structure (Dwelling)
Modular Home
Production Housing / Master Plan
Residential New Single Family Dwelling
collapse Category : General Information ‎(1)
Code Compliance Program
collapse Category : Miscellaneous Permits ‎(9)
Electrical (New circuits, Ceiling /Exhaust Fans, ect.)
Electrical Panel Install/Replacement
Electrical- Temporary Power Pole
Heating/Air Conditioning Install/Replacement
Photovoltaic System Rooftop (Solar)
Plumbing - Gas, Water Supply or Sewer Line Replacement
Sewer, Water or Gas Line Install or Replacement
Water Heater Replacement
Water Heaters - Solar
collapse Category : Miscellaneous Structures ‎(5)
Decks (Greater than 30" above grade)
Detached- Garages, Carport, Barn, Shed
Fences (Over 6 feet in height)
Patio Covers, Sun Rooms, Patio Enclosures
Retaining Walls (Retaining more than 24" of soil)
collapse Category : Moved Building ‎(1)
Moved Building
collapse Category : Online Permits ‎(5)
Single-Family / Duplex - Miscellaneous Electrical
Single-Family / Duplex - Miscellaneous Mechanical
Single-Family / Duplex - Miscellaneous Plumbing
Single-Family / Duplex - Reroof
Single-Family / Duplex - Window Retrofit
collapse Category : Pools/Spas ‎(4)
Above Ground (5,000 gallons or more)
In Ground Gunite
In Ground Vinyl or Fiberglass
Spas (Above Ground Self Contained)
collapse Category : Repair and Replacement ‎(5)
Dry Rot / Structural Pest Control Repair
Fire Repair
Fireplace, Inserts, Stoves, (Gas / Wood/ Pellet)
Siding / Stucco Repair or Replacement
Window Replacement (Retro fit)
collapse Category : Reroof ‎(1)
Roofing (Replacement of Roof Materials)