COVID-19 Coronavirus Information

Click here to visit the City of Rancho Cordova's webpage with city-specific information on COVID-19/Coronavirus.

Sacramento Area Sewer District and Regional San

The Sacramento Area Sewer District (SASD) and Regional San have modified some services in response to the Public Health Orders surrounding COVID-19/coronavirus. Visit the SASD website to learn about getting assistance on sewer impact fee permits, making sewer impact fee payments, and plan check review. For more information, you can also visit the SASD Sewer Impact Fees page or the Regional San Sewer Impact Fee page.

City Hall and City Services

Your City Council and city staff are operating with essential services. This means City Hall remains open Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM as an essential service facility but with some modified services. City staff who can work from home are doing so to do their part and those who are at City Hall are adhering to social distancing guidelines.

Permit and Inspection Processes

We have modified our permit and inspection processes. You may drop off documentation for permits and other submittals at City Hall, and a city staff member will work on your request and contact you via telephone if there are any questions. 

However, we encourage you to use our online services. To schedule an inspection or apply for simple permits online, click here and follow the instructions provided. You may also email applications and plan submittals to

We are still conducting commercial and production home inspections in the usual manner. For private residential inspections, building inspectors are minimizing entry into private residential homes and will not enter apartment units for inspection unless it’s an emergency for the health and safety of everyone. 

The Building & Safety Division issues building permits, provides plan review services, and inspects residential and commercial properties within the City of Rancho Cordova. Our job is to ensure buildings are constructed with safety in mind and are up-to-date with the building codes and regulations. We pride ourselves on providing our residents and businesses with the best customer service experience. Our goal is to create a safe and livable community for our residents and business owners.


IMPORTANT! 2019 Code Changes

Field Inspector Contact Information

To Schedule Inspections 916.851.8766
Building Inspectors Hours Monday - Friday, 7 AM - 3:30 PM
Building Inspectors Line 916.851.8848

Call the Building Inspectors Line the morning of your scheduled inspection between 7 AM and 8 AM, and our inspectors can give you a two-hour window for your inspection.


City of Rancho Cordova
Building & Safety Division
2729 Prospect Park Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670                                                        

Building & Safety Division Contact Information


Monday - Friday: 8 AM - 4:30 PM
Closed for lunch: 12 PM - 1 PM
Last permit taken at 11:30 AM for morning and 4 PM in the afternoon.

Telephone 916.851.8760
Fax 916.851.8762

For questions regarding building permits, inspections, and building code compliance, contact

Building and Safety Division Staff Contact list

Contact the Building & Safety Division

If you need a building permit

Any owner or authorized agent, who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by the 2019 California Building Code or to cause any such work to be done, shall first obtain the required permit. Please see our Guideline for Projects Requiring a Building Permit and Permit Exemptions.

If you need a form for a project

Go to Forms and Downloads to find our building permit application forms, policies, submittal requirements, and other important information.

If you need to schedule an inspection for your building permit

You can now apply for certain Building Permits for Residential Projects online, schedule an inspection related to an existing permit, and pay fees online! Learn more

To Schedule Inspections 916.851.8766 
Building Inspectors Hours

Monday - Friday, 7 AM - 3:30 PM

Building Inspectors Line 916.851.8848 

Call the Building Inspectors Line the morning of your scheduled inspection between 7 AM and 8 AM, and our inspectors can give you a two-hour window for your inspection.

If you have questions about how to start a renovation or a building project

Building and Safety Division is part of the Development Services Team ("DST"), a multi-disciplinary team that acts as an internal coordinator to assist the development community, local businesses and residents with issues or questions related to the development permitting and plan check processes. The team is designed to be a resource to anyone looking for additional guidance on the development process in Rancho Cordova, specializing in:

  • Starting a Business
  • Tenant Improvements
  • Residential Improvements
  • Commercial Builders
  • Developers
  • Special Events
  • Any Technical, Procedural, or Policy questions regarding projects in the City of Rancho Cordova

The team’s goal is to help our customers move quickly and efficiently through the entire permitting process. The team provides weekly pre-application meetings to review proposed projects, assist in fee estimates, and review submittal checklists. By proactively identifying potential problems, the team can help guide projects and keep them on track and on schedule.

To find out more about the Development Services Team (DST), or contact the team with any questions or to schedule an appointment, click here.

If you need a building permit fee estimate

To request an estimate of the Building Permit and Development fees for your project, please email the Permit Services section of the Building and Safety Division at Please click here to find out what information you need to include in your email for the estimate.

If you have had your building inspected and received a Notice of Corrections or a Notice of Violation

Contact the inspector who wrote the notice directly for clarification or contact the Building and Safety Division for further instruction.

If you need to renew your building permit

Building permits and applications for building permits not completed in the time frame as described by Rancho Cordova Municipal Code Chapter 16.02, Section 105.5 / R105.5 Permit Expiration will become closed and require a renewal fee to be paid to reactivate the permit for completion. To renew an expired permit, please contact the Building and Safety Division.

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