​​​​​​​2022 Building codes go into effect on 1/1/2023. All projects wishing to use the current 2019 codes must be submitted prior to that date.

We have i​mplemented COVID-19 ​prevention​ protocols, including modifications to our submittal processes to reduce the need to visit our office.​​​​

Please be aware due to the demand and workflow at this time the following processes are taking longer to complete:
  • Permit application approvals
  • Permit issuance
  • Plan review turnaround times 
  • Emails and phone calls are taking 24-72 hours for a response.  ​

We ask that our applicants/customers allow us to reply to their email or phone call as calling or emailing multiple times adds to the backlog and prevents other clients from receiving our services in a timely manner.  

We thank you in advance for your patience ​​and understanding.​

​​​​Building Permits and Inspection (BPI) Services 
Provided during Business Assistance Center closure​

The following describes the services that remain available along with a description of how to contact BPI for such services. We encourage the public to contact us by email for the quickest response. 

Public Inquiries:

  • For general questions, or to speak with an Inspector, please call 916.875.5296.

​Note: We will only accept electronic permit submittals during this time. Please go to our website www.actonline.saccounty.net ​to apply online and for more information. Additionally, all permit fees will be paid online through​ ​Citizen Access Portal www.actonline.saccounty.net.

Submittal of Building Permit Applications:​ Submit electronically at https://actonline.saccounty.net/CitizenAccess/Existing turnaround times are currently longer than normal. Thank you for your patience.

  • Residential and Commercial basic permits (water heaters, reroofs, electrical, etc.) without (not requiring) Plan Review – apply and pay for online. Permits issued within 3- 5 working days as long as all paperwork has been provided.  www.act​online.saccounty.net​.
  • Building Permit applications for projects (SFD, New Structures, Additions, Remodels, Change in Use, etc.) requiring plan review, online submittal ONLY. Submit online through our Citizen Access Portal : www.actonline.saccounty.net
  • Applying for a Submittal Change, view the submittal changes information​. For additional help, please call 916 875-5296 and press 0. ​

If one has questions about the online portal, they can contact Principal Building Inspector, Ryan Rudolph ​at rudolphr@SacCounty.gov ​

Production Home Permit Applications:

  • Ap​plications will continue to be processed and issued. Questions should be directed to Ana Jurgensen jurgensena@saccounty.gov 

Building Inspections:  ​

  • Building Inspections are still available. To Schedule an inspection they can go online www.actonline.saccounty.net or call 916.875.5296. 
​Attention​: Due to COVID-19 workload, BPI has modified the cutoff time to obtain a next day inspection. 
  • Beginning Monday April 12, 2021 to obtain a next day residential or commercial building inspection you must schedule your inspection by 3:00 p.m. the previous working day. 
  • ​Inspections may be scheduled by phone at 916 875-5296 or at our website:​ ​actonline.saccounty.net (registration required).
  • Construction and Demolition Debris Program (CalGreen​ Recycling) - The California Green Building Code requires that 65% of construction and demolition (C&D) debris be diverted from landfills on each covered project. Visit the Waste Management website for more information​.


  • ​ALL permit fees will be paid online through Citizen Access Portal www.actonline.saccoun​ty.net. BPI staff will continue to work on already submitted plan reviews and applications. 

It is important to please​​ note that with this new on line process and COVID 19 impacts to staffing,
turnaround times will be longer and we appreciate the community/applicants understanding and patience.

Board of Appeals Meetings​​

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​​Notice of Affordable Ho​​using 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. Solar​APP+ 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 2022 California Codes went into effect January 1, 2023. 

Every three years the State of California adopts new and/or updated model codes. The California Building Standards Commission has established January 1, 2023 as the effective date for the implementation of the 2022 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 2022 CA Codes. The 2019 CA Codes will remain in effect for all plan and permit applications submitted on or before December 31, 2022.

Therefore, permits issued under those approved plans may be built under the 2019 CA 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.​