Department of Community Development                                  

        Planning and Environmental Review Division


(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

  • Projects Viewer URL Updated NEW!

The webpage address (URL) to the County's "Projects Viewer" has been changed.  The links in the Planning and Environmental Review webpages have been updated.  Regular users should update their "favorites".

  • Zoning Code and Design Review Guidelines Update
NEW! The Zoning Code and Design Guidelines updates are targeted for adoption by the Board of Supervisors on July 22, 2015 (Time:TBD). A third (final) Public Review Draft, incorporating all changes from the August Draft, will be available the first week of June, allowing ample time for public review. Click on the link details: Zoning Code/Design Guidelines Update webpage for all available documents, and for more information. Copies of the draft Zoning Code are available at local libraries.
  • Greenback Lane Orangevale Envisions (GLOVE)
See the GLOVE project webpage for information on GLOVE and other Greenback Lane land use strategies.
  •   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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).  

The County is currently working on the Environmental Impact Report (EIR). Documents will be posted when they are available for public comment.
  • 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.