Department of Community Development                                  

        Planning and Environmental Review Division


Planning Projects Viewer  (new web address)
(Information on development proposals in the unincorporated county.)
Planning Information and Questions

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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 Division

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

  • Zoning Code and Design Review Guidelines Update

NEW!  The Board of Supervisors adopted the Development Code Package on July 22, 2015. The new code took effect on August 22, 2015. The adopted Zoning Code is available at the following link:  Zoning Code/Design Guidelines Update webpage.   The final version of the Design Guidelines and User Guide will be available soon.  Copies of the Final Developement Package will available at local libraries. 


  • Antelope Community Workshop 

NEW!  Interested in Traffic and Safety in Your Community?  Join Us for A Special Workshop.

The first of two special workshops was held on Thursday, August 6, during the Antelope CPAC’s regularly scheduled meeting,  at Barrett Ranch Elementary School (note special location). This workshop addressed community-wide issues including traffic and public safety. Visit the Antelope CPAC webpage for more information. 

  • Downtown Rio Linda Special Planning Area
See the Downtown Rio Linda SPA webpage to review the latest Draft SPA ordinance (August, 2015) and associated documents now available for public review. 
  • Affordable Housing Ordinance
See the Affordable Housing Ordinance page for recent postings of Program Guidelines, Unit Fee Credits and Frequently Asked Questions.
  • Greenback Lane Orangevale Envisions (GLOVE)
See the GLOVE project webpage for information on GLOVE and other Greenback Lane land use strategies.    
  • Water Conservation and Drought in Sacramento County (webpage).

See the Water Conservation and Drought in Sacramento County webpage for information on the drought.  Find out what the County is doing, and what you can do, to conserve water. See the Landscape Survival Tips link for ways maintain landscaping during the drought. 

  • Tree Removal and Pruning Webpage 

A Sacramento County tree permit is required to remove or prune any public tree and certain private trees. See Tree Removal and Pruning Permits page to determine when a permit is needed and how to apply for it.

  •  Kammerer Road Extension Project 
The City of  Elk Grove, in partnership with Sacramento County and Caltrans, has kicked off their environmental review for the proposed Kammerer Road Extension project.  For more details visit the City of Elk Grove's Kammerer Road Project webpage. 
  • Barrett Ranch East

Visit the Barrett Ranch East webpage to view the details of this 128-acre development project in the Antelope Community. 

  • 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.            

  • 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. This amendment is still pending and additional outreach will occur in winter-spring 2015.  For more information, including FAQs, and the adopted and proposed amendments, please visit the following link: Learn more about the Alcohol Sales Amendment.