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

  • Zoning Code and Design Review Guidelines Update

The Zoning Code Update process continues with new public review documents and staff report. See the Zoning Code/Design Guidelines Update webpage for links to these and other documents, and for more information. Copies of the draft Zoning Code are now available at local libraries.  Also available are a comparison chart between the existing and proposed Zoning Code, and a summary of CPAC comments from workshops held in October-November 2014.

NEW!   Next Hearing. Sacramento County Board of Supervisors, Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.  See the webpage for related documents, when available.

  • 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

  • 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.