​​The Building Permit and Inspection Divisions Public Counters are Temporarily Closed as of end of day March 18, 2020, due to concerns over COVID-19.

During this time, we are conducting all field inspections as well as permit and plan review services which are being performed electronically. 
Please read the following information. Please note that time frames to receive services may be longer than is typical.

  1. Public Inquiries:
    For general questions, to schedule an inspection, or to speak with a staff member, please call 916.​875.5296. (Please listen to complete message for instructions) View the complete Staff Directory​.

  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.

  3. Submittal of Building Permit Applications:
    a. Residential and Commercial basic permits (water heaters, reroofs, electrical, etc.) not requiring Plan Review – apply and pay for online. Permits issued within 48 hours. www.actonline.saccounty.net.
    b. Residential and Commercial Building Permit applications for projects requiring plan review ( New Homes, New Structures, Additions, Remodels, Tennant improvements, Change in Use, etc.) are ONLY accepted through our Citizen Access Portal: www.actonline.saccounty.net.
    c. Please read through the submittal instructions on our Citizen Access Portal. If one still 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. Or Mark Stephan at ​stephanm@saccounty.net

  5. Master Plan Subdivision Submittal and Review:
    Applications will continue​ to be processed and reviewed. Questions should be directed to Kent McKeen at mckeenk@saccounty.net

  6. Building Inspections:
    All Building Inspections are being performed. To Schedule  an inspection you can go online www.act online.saccounty.net or call 916.875.52​96.

  7. Payments:
    All permit fees will be p aid online through Citizen Access Portal www.actonline.saccounty.net 

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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.