​​​In response to the County Health Order, we have implemented COVID-19 preventions 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. 

Please note that timeframes to receive services may be longer than is typical.

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.netto 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:​

  • 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).


  • ​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.

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Attention! ​

​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 $2.92 to $3.04 per square foot, starting Monday, March 1, 2021.​ 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 only accepts electronic plans submittal and review of all types of building projects large and small.​