Building Division

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Upcoming Holiday: 

In observance of Cesar Chavez Day, Permit Services will be closed Monday, April 1st. Regular Permit Services Operations will resume on Tuesday, April 2nd

Try something new for 30 days | IGCSE ESL Listening PracticeOnline Inspection Requests

Now Available: Inspections can now be requested directly through our citizen access portal! Please follow the instructions here to request your inspection online

NOTE: Your citizen access account must be linked to the permit you are attempting to request an inspection for. To have your account linked to the permit, please call 916-617-4645 option 1, or email

CANCELLATIONS: Please call 916-617-4645 option 1 prior to 8:30 the day of to cancel or reschedule your inspection.

NEWS UPDATE: Commercial Reroof Overlays

Effective immediately (7/26/23), Yolo Solano Air Quality Management District is requiring their clearance on commercial reroof overlay permits. Permit Technicians will now be asking for your completed AQ survey or pre-approval at time of permit application. Any questions regarding this new requirement can be directed to YSAQMD directly at: Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District - (

Try something new for 30 days | IGCSE ESL Listening Practice Now Offering: Virtual Counter Meetings

Now Available: Do you have questions regarding plans or your project but have no time to travel to our building counter? Or Do you feel your questions might be better answered through a conversation than an email chain? Then our virtual counter offerings are for you!

Simply email and request a virtual counter meeting with one of our technicians. They'll send you a Microsoft Teams link for a specific meeting time that works for you.

 NOTE: meeting times are available during normal business hours (8-5 Monday through Friday, excluding holidays).



Due to an inspector shortage, we can no longer guarantee next day inspections. If your inspection needs to be rolled, we will contact you that morning to reschedule.

Should you wish to confirm you are on the inspection schedule, please call 916-617-4645 option 1 between 8am and 9am on the day of your requested inspection or confirm online by visiting: West Sacramento - Citizen Access ( - (This cannot be accessed on a mobile device) clicking on Building Search Permits – Inserting your building permit number only under Permit Number: then click on Inspections.


Notice To All Applicants:

2022 Building Codes Became Effective January 1, 2023: On January 1, 2023, the City of West Sacramento required all new plan review and permit applications to comply with the 2022 California Building Standards Codes, which are based on the International Building Codes. This includes Building, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, Energy and Fire.

2022 California Building Code Significant Changes

The 2022 California Building Codes will become effective on January 1, 2023. A brief summary of the code changes from the 2019 codes to the 2022 codes are noted below for your reference.  Please visit the California Building Standards Commission Website for updates.

2022 California Building Code Updates

2022 California Residential Code Updates

2022 California Historic and Existing Building Code Updates

2022 California Energy Code Updates - Please visit the California Energy Commission Website for updates.

2022 CalGreen Code Updates - Please visit the California Building Standards Commission Website for updates.


Try something new for 30 days | IGCSE ESL Listening PracticeBuilding Plan Submission Moves to Paperless

Permit Center plan submissions are now paperless. As of June 2022, plans must be submitted electronically by email, online, or in person at the Permit Center counter. Plans submitted at the counter need to be on a USB flash drive or CD. With the electronic plan program, customers can save printing costs and can easily check plan status online at any time.


The Building Division is within the Community Development Department. We review building permit applications for compliance with State and local building codes (structural, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and energy efficiency) and provide inspection services for all building related construction.

Our mission is to make sure buildings and sites in West Sacramento are safe and habitable for people to live, work and play. In cooperation with the Community Development, Planning and Engineering Divisions, and other agencies, our obligation is to enforce the intent of legally established codes and regulations without unnecessary impact on owners, builders, and designers. We strive to be pro-active, creative, helpful, and responsive with an emphatic understanding of customer needs. We encourage willing compliance through promoting public awareness and administer regulations in a thorough, fair, and unbiased manner.

Office Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday

Public Counter Hours of Availability: Walk-ins accepted Monday through Friday from 10AM - 11AM and 2PM - 3PM. Otherwise, open by appointment.

To request an appointment, please email:


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Yearly Building Permit & Activity Reports



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Please contact the Building Division if you are unsure which applications are required for your project:

Community Development Department
1110 West Capitol Avenue, 2nd Floor
West Sacramento, CA 95691
Phone: (916) 617-4645
Fax: (916) 371-0845

Roxanna Recinos-Serna Chief Building Official
Megan Gideon Permit Services Manager
Vacant Plans Examiner II
David Coghlan Permit Technician II
Mason Gomez Permit Technician Il
Elizabeth Villalba Permit Technician I
Building Inspector II
Guillermo Delgadillo Building Inspector/Plans Examiner



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