Building Division

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Projects that require a permit
Work done without required permits

 CALSTRS 11-11-07 002P


The Building Division is a division of 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: 8:30 - 3:30, Monday through Friday. Please sign in by 3:00

Permit Status



2019 Building Codes Became Effective January 1, 2020

On January 1, 2020, the City of West Sacramento required all new plan review and permit applications to comply with the 2019 California Building Standards Codes, which are based on the International Building Codes. This includes Building, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, Energy and Fire.


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) 617-4683
Fax: (916) 371-0845

Randy Goodwin Building Official
Patty Mosby Permit Services Manager
Salvador Gonzalez  Senior Building Plans Examiner 
David Coghlan Permit Technician II
Megan Gideon Permit Technician I
Mason Gomez Permit Technician I
Joe Mares Senior Building Inspector
David Lipscomb Building Inspector II
Brandon James Building Inspector ll
BJ Foster Fire Plans Examiner
Troy Schmidt Plan Check Engineer



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