​Building Permits and Inspection (BPI) Services Provided during Business Assistance Center Closure

The following describes the services that remain available along with a description of how to contact BPI for such services. The BAC closed on 3.18.2020. Many BPI staff will be working remotely during this time as well as still maintaining some staff in house.  We encourage the public to contact us by email for the quickest response.

Please note that time frames to receive services may be longer than is typical.​  

  1. Public Inquiries:
    ​​For general questions, or to speak with an Inspector, please call 916.875.5296.
  2. Appointments:
    All appointments will be by conference call. To schedule an appointment one can call 916.875.5296 for assistance or if they know the staff person, they want to meet with, email them directly to schedule a conference call.
    NOTE: We will only accept electronic permit submittals during this time. Please go to our​ website: https://actonline.saccounty.net/​ to apply online and for more information. 
    Additionally​ all permit fees will be paid online through Citizen Access Portal.
  3. Submittal of Building Permit Applications:
    a. Residential and Commercial basic permits (water heaters, reroofs, electrical, etc) without (not requiring) Plan Review – apply and pay for online. Permits issued within 48 hours. www.actonline.saccounty.net.
    b. Building Permit applications for projects (SFD, New Structures, Additions, Remodels, Change in Use, etc.) requiring plan review, online submittal ONLY. Submit online through our Citizen Access Portal :www.actonline.saccounty.net
    If one has questions about the online portal, they can contact Principal Building Inspector, John Durborough at durboroughj@SacCounty.net​
  4. Production Home Permit Applications:
    Applications will continue to be processed and issued. Questions should be directed to Carla Brown at browncar@SacCounty.net
  5. Building Inspections:
    Building Inspections are still available. To Schedule​​ an inspection they can go online www.act​online.saccounty.net​ or call 916.875.5296.
  6. Payments:
    All permit fees will be p​aid online through Citizen Access Portal www.actonline.saccounty.net

BPI staff will continue to work on already submitted plan reviews and applications.

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Notice of Affordable Housing Fee Increase

Pursuant to Section 22.35.050(c) of the Sacramento County Code, the Affordability Fee of each market rate unit is set to increase from $2.87 to $2.92 per square foot, starting Monday, March 2nd, 2020. View Notice ​

​New 2019 California Codes went into effect January 1, 2020. 

Every three years the State of California adopts new and/or updated model codes. The California Building Standards Commission has established January 1, 2020 as the effective date for the implementation of the 2019 California Building Standards Code (aka, the CA Codes or Title 24). 

All plans or permit applications submitted on this date or after will be required to comply with the 2019 CA Codes. The 2016 CA Codes will remain in effect for all plan and permit applications submitted on or before December 31, 2019. Therefore, permits issued under those approved plans may be built under the 2016 CA Codes. 

California Building an​d Residential Codes 2019:

View report summaries prepared by the Sacramento Valley Association of Building Officials Code Development​ and Review Committee on the 2019 edition of the California Building and Residential codes.

Electronic Submittal and Review:

Sacramento County Building Permits and Inspection Division now accepts electronic plans submittal and review of all types of building projects large and small.