Building Inspection Regulation

​Regulatory Highlights

Applies to:

  • Construction of a new building or structure
  • Activities to remodel, expand or otherwise physically change a building or structure (including plumbing, mechanical and electrical modifications)
  • Demolition of a building or structure
  • Any change in the use or occupancy of a building or structure

What you must do:

  1. Obtain a Building Permit prior to beginning construction or other regulated activities
  2. Submit plans for building department review & approval (fire department review & approval is also required; other reviews & approvals, such as from the Environmental Management or Planning Departments, may also apply)
  3. Undergo inspections during the construction process
  4. Gain a Certificate of Occupancy consistent with the building’s permitted use prior to occupying any structure or opening for business

Primary Regulatory Agencies:

Local

In the unincorporated area of Sacramento County: 

County of Sacramento Building Inspection Division (BID)
http://www.building.saccounty.net
Branch Center Building Assistance Center
9700 Goethe Road
Sacramento CA 95827
(916) 875-5296
(916) 854-9228 Fax
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Downtown Building Assistance Center
827 7th Street, Room 102
Sacramento CA 95814
(916) 875-5296
(916) 854-9229 Fax
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


North Area Service Center
3331 Peacekeeper Way
Sacramento, CA  95652
(916) 874-2424
(916) 874-2632
Permit Counter open Wednesday and Thursday
Hours 9:00 a.m. to noon - Closed for lunch 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


East Area Service Center
5229 Hazel Ave, Suite B
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
(916) 876-5622
(916) 875-1537 Fax
Permit Counter open Monday and Tuesday
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to noon - Closed for lunch 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.​

 

In the City of Sacramento:
City of Sacramento Building Inspection:
(916) 808-2534 or (916) 808-5656 or toll free at (866) EZ PERMIT
http://www.cityofsacramento.org/dsd/building/inspections/

 

Downtown Permit Center
915 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
North Area Permit Center
2101 Arena Blvd, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95834

 

City of Citrus Heights: (916) 727-4760
or http://www.citrusheights.net/166/Inspections​

 

City of Elk Grove: (916) 478-2235
or http://www.elkgrovecity.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=109669&pageId=119006​

 

City of Folsom: (916) 351-3555
or http://www.folsom.ca.us

 

City of Galt: (209) 366-7200
or http://www.ci.galt.ca.us/index.aspx?page=61

 

City of Rancho Cordova: (916) 851-8760
or http://www.cityofranchocordova.org

 

​​State

California Building Standards Commission
2525 Natomas Park Drive, Suite 130, Sacramento, CA 95833
(916) 263-0916 or http://www.bsc.ca.gov

 

State of California Housing & Community Development Department
Mobile Home & Special Occupancy Parks Program
1800 Third Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 445-4782 or http://www.hcd.ca.gov/codes/mp/