Department of Community Development                                  

        Planning and Environmental Review Division
(Information on development proposals in the unincorporated county.)
Your starting place for using the new Zoning Code and navigating the application process (effective 8/22/5). See the Development Code Page to view the complete Code.
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 

Review Documents

Mather Field  Request For General Plan Amendments, Amendment To The General Plan Transportation Diagram, Specific Plan Amendment, Zoning Ordinance Amendment, And Extension Of Zinfandel Drive, Located Within The Mather Field Specific Plan Area In The Cordova Community.  

Search  Projects Viewer using the control number below  to see the  Mather Field FEIR and other related documents.


What's New

  • Antelope Community Workshop 

NEW!  Interested in Schools and Community Design and Land Use in Your Community?  Join Us for a  Special Workshop. 

The second of two special workshops will be held at 7:00 pm on Thursday, September 24, during the Antelope CPAC’s regularly scheduled meeting, at Barrett Ranch Elementary School (note special date location). This workshop will address community-wide issues including schools and community land use and design. Visit the Antelope CPAC webpage for more information. 

  • Greenback Lane Orangevale Envisions (GLOVE)
NEW!  Public review drafts of the Draft Greenback Special Planning Areas and the Organgevale Community Design Guidelines are now available for review.  Also, a Community Open-house is scheduled for Wednesday September 30, 2015.  See the GLOVE project webpage for meeting details, draft documents and more.


  • Zoning Code and Design Review Guidelines

NEW!  The newly adopted Zoning Code (effective September 25, 2015, and the Design Guidelines (effective August 22, 2015) are available on the Development Code Page.  Copies of the adopted Developement Code will available at local libraries. 


  • 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.
  • 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.