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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
Map to Building (827 7th Street)
Map to County Parking Lot. The public entrance is off of G Street, approaching 7th Street. We will validate Building Assistance Center customer parking for up to one hour in the County parking lot at 725 7th Street. 
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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 

  • Mather South Community Master Plan

Visit the Mather South Community Master Plan webpage for information on the development of a mixed-use residential community east of the former Mather Air Force Base.  The EIR public scoping meeting will be held on July 15, 2014 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Mather South EIR Scoping Meeting Notice (July 15, 2014)


  • Barrett Ranch East

Visit the Barrett Ranch East webpage to view the details of this 128-acre development project in the Antelope Community.  The webpage has links to the revised project documents (May 19, 2014).

  •   Zoning Code and Design Review Guidelines Update
An update of the Sacramento County Zoning Code and Design Review Guidelines is underway.  This new Zoning Code contains many procedural changes that will streamline the development process by simplifying land use entitlements, creating a more user-friendly Zoning Code with clearer standards, and implementing General Plan policies which promote mixed-use and sustainable development practices.
A draft User Guide has also been prepared to help customers and staff understand and navigate the Zoning Code and common application procedures most likely to be encountered when developing property in the County.
The Countywide Design Guidelines provide guidance to improve the quality of the built environment. The Guidelines will incorporate the existing Multi-Family, Commercial, Industrial, and Village Center Design Guidelines, with revisions, and will add Single-Family and New Communities Design Guidelines.
Available for Public Review:
  • Draft Zoning Code and Draft Zoning Code User Guide
  • Draft Single Family & New Communities Design Guidelines *NEW*
 To view these documents, or for more information including a list of the key changes, please visit the Zoning Code/Design Guidelines 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.  The Board of Supervisors adopted related General Plan Amendments on May 28, 2014.  See the General Plan Amendments page for more information on the project.
  •      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.