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A building permit is required for projects such as new construction, additions, tenant improvements, pools, spas, signs, remodeling, and work on to electrical, mechanical, and plumbing systems.
Please remember: work started before a building permit is issued will be subject to a penalty fee.
California Building Energy Efficiency Standards 2013
Please be advised that the effective date for the 2013 Building Energy Efficiency Standards has been postponed from January 1st 2014 to July 1st 2014. Click here for more information.
As a part of the Sacramento Streamline initiative we now offer the ability to pull minor permits online and schedule inspections online.
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