Notice of Affordable Housing Fee Increase
Pursuant to the Sacramento County Affordable Housing Ordinance (SCC 22.35.050), the Affordability Fee of each market rate unit is set to increase from $3.46 to $3.66 (5.70% increase) per habitable square foot, starting on Monday, March 27, 2023. View Notice
Sacramento County adopts automated permitting tool to lower the cost of installing solar
Sacramento, CA – This week, Sacramento County has launched
SolarAPP+, an automated application for permitting new residential rooftop solar and storage systems. SolarAPP+ will expedite solar installations, encouraging property owners to invest in generating renewable and sustainable energy.
The Housing Trust Fund Ordinance was approved by the Board of Supervisors on Jan. 11, 2022, and took effect on Feb. 10, 2022. For more information, and to view the updated fee schedule, visit the Planning and Environmental Review website
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 and 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
only accepts electronic plans submittal and review of all types of building projects large and small.