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Sacramento (Calif.) Building Division records
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The collection contains building permits, inspections, and other records from the City of Sacramento Building Division. Included are building permits and inspection reports from circa 1905 to 2005 and plumbing permits and inspections from 1894 to 1966. Many paper building permits and inspection reports are enhanced by their associated microfilm versions that often include more information, like building plans.
The Building Division of the City of Sacramento regulates construction and development within the city limits in order to safeguard and ensure the health and safety of the public. The division issues permits, reviews plans, and inspects building to ensure compliance with building codes. It is currently under the Community Development Department (2019).
466 linear feet (2,283 microfilm reels, 14 volumes, six drawings, 13 filing cabinets of paper building permits, 1 box of microfiche)
All requests to publish or quote from private manuscripts held by the Center for Sacramento History (CSH) must be submitted in writing to csh@cityofsacramento.org. Permission for publication is given on behalf of CSH as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the patron. No permission is necessary to publish or quote from public records.
Collection is open for research use.