Planning Projects Viewer  
 (Information on development proposals in the unincorporated county.) 
Planning Information and Questions
  • Email:   (Use email for a quicker response.)
  • Phone: 916.874.6221                   

Sacramento County Building Assistance Center

  • Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Address: ​827 7th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, Room 102

Planning and Environmental Review Main Office

  • Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
  • Address: 827 7th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, Second Floor
  • Phone: 916.874.6141  Fax: 916.874.7499

What's New 

  •  Draft Zoning Code Available for Public Review 
A update of the Sacramento County Zoning Code has been completed, and a draft is available for public review. This new Zoning Code contains many procedural changes that will streamline the development process by simplifying land use entitlements, reducing entitlement processing time, and thereby promoting economic development. This update will also create a more user-friendly Zoning Code with clearer standards, and will help implement General Plan policies which promote mixed-use and sustainable development practices.

 A User Guide has also been prepared to help customers and staff understand and navigate the Zoning Code, and common planning and entitlement application procedures most likely to be encountered when developing property in the County. This guide compiles the requirements for application contents, forms, fees, and submission and review schedule. Development examples with illustrated site plans are provided to demonstrate how to navigate the Zoning Code, application procedures, and other regulations. 

To view these documents, or for more information including a list of the key changes, please visit the Zoning Code Update webpage.


  • General Plan Amendments Related to the Capital SouthEast Connector Project
The Capital Southeast Connector project is a proposal to build a 35-mile long multi-modal transportation facility that will extend from the I-5/Hood-Franklin Road interchange, northeast to Highway 50 near El Dorado Hills.  See the General Plan Amendments page for more information on the project and the hearing schedule.
Next Scheduled Hearing REVISED:
The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors heard the Connector General Plan Amendments on March 11, 2014.  The amendments were continued initially to April 9, 2014, but have been again continued to  a date yet determined.  The date, possibly in May, will be posted here when available. When available, materials for the hearing can be viewed at the General Plan Amendments page. You may also track the hearing and find related documents (when available) by monitoring the Board agendas.


  •      Barrett Ranch East

Vist the Barrett Ranch East webpage to view the details of this 128-acre development project in the Antelope Community. In addition to the latest planning documents you will find information on the planning process, public  meetings  and project history. 


  •      New Affordable Housing Ordinance

On February 25, 2014 the Board of Supervisors adopted a new Affordable Housing Ordinance (AHO) that went into effect on March 27, 2014.  For more information, including a Fact Sheet and FAQs, please visit the      Affordable Housing Ordinance webpage.


  •      South Sacramento Habitat Conservation Plan

See the South Sacramento Habitat Conservation Plan webpage for information on the project, including exhibits from the November, 2013 Scoping Meetings and links to the current Notice of Preparation and Notice of Intent. 


  •   Downtown Rio Linda Special Planning Area Update

The Downtown Rio Linda Special Planning Area (SPA) Ordinance will update and revise the boundaries of the 1989 Rio Linda Business District Special Planning Area (SPA) and serve as the new ordinance regulating development and land uses in the Downtown Rio Linda Business District.  Learn more about the proposed Rio Linda SPA Ordinance and its update process. 
  • Review and Approval Process for    Businesses that Sell or Serve Alcohol 
On September 24, 2013, the Board of Supervisors adopted an amendment to the Zoning Code that would create a new administrative review and approval process for restaurants and similar businesses that serve alcoholic beverages. Another amendment is still pending which would, if approved, require a Conditional Use Permit for any liquor store, bar, small food market, or retail establishment dedicated to the sale of alcoholic beverages. For more information, including FAQs, and the adopted and proposed amendments, please visit the following link: Learn more about the Alcohol Sales Amendment.