​​Building Permits & Inspection Office Closure Notice

Building Permits & Inspection counters will be closed for inspector training. We will be performing very limited field inspections on Thursday January 9th and Monday January 13th. Emergency type inspections will only be performed on these days. 

The downtown Building Assistance Center will be open for all other departments. ​We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.​​


There will be no Fire Department representative at the Downtown Building Assistant Center from Dec. 23, 2019 – Jan. 7, 2020. Customers can call Metro fires main office at: (916) 859-4330 or go to 10545 Armstrong Ave. #310, Mather, CA 95655 for assistance. 

The Building Department counter at the Fair Oaks satellite office will be closed on Tuesday December 24th  & Tuesday December 31st. Building counters at the Goethe Road office and Downtown office will be open.​ We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.​​_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

​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. 

Please Note​:
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.

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New 2019 California Codes go 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. 

In order for your project to be reviewed under the current 2016 Building Code, your project will have to be submitted, accepted and all plan review submittal fees have to be paid by December 31st 2019.  Incomplete submittals will not be accepted.  

Important Dates: 

  • December 27th, 2019 Last day to submit Production Housing permit (PHC) applications under the 2016 codes 
  • December 31st, 2019 Last day to submit permit applications and plans under the 2016 codes. 
  • December 31st, 2019 Last day to pay plan review fees under the 2016 Building Code review.

Beat the rush and submit your project early!​  

California Building an​d Residential Codes 2019:

View report summaries prepared by the Sacramento Valley Association of Building Officials Code Devel​​opment 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.