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.

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​Notice of Affordable Housing Fee Increase:
Effective Date: Friday, March 1, 2019 pursuant to Section 22.35.050(c) of the Sacramento County Code, the Affordability Fee per habitable square foot of each market rate unit shall be increased by 3.​2%. The current fee is $2.78 per square foot. The new fee, effective March 1, 2019 will be $2.87 per square foot.  If you have questions concerning this notice please call Kate Rose at 916-874-1192. ​View Notice.

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.