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Guide to the Sacramento (Calif.) Building Division records
CTY0007  
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Collection number: CTY0007
    Creator: Sacramento (Calif.). Building Division
    Creator: Sacramento (Calif.). Building Inspector
    Creator: Sacramento (Calif.). Plumbing Inspector
    Collection Size: 465 linear feet (2,283 microfilm reels, 14 volumes, six drawings, 13 filing cabinets of paper building permits)
    Repository: Center for Sacramento History
    Sacramento, California 95811-0229
    Abstract: 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.
    Physical location: SP SB 5:G:1-2; MC1:20; 69:A:1:A-D; 69:A:1:H; 71:C:1:A-I; RR:1:C:1-10; RR:1:D:1-7.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research use.

    Publication Rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item and/or item number], [box and folder number], CTY0007, Center for Sacramento History.

    Acquisition Information

    Transferred from the City of Sacramento Building Division in 1980 (accession #1980/102) and 2002 (accession #2002/018).

    Biography / Administrative History

    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).

    Scope and Content of Collection

    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.

    Arrangement

    The collection is arranged into three series:

    Series 1. Building permits and inspection reports, ca. 1905-1982

    Series 2. Building permits, inspections, and plans on microfilm, 1954-2005

    Series 3. Plumbing permits and inspections, 1894-1966

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Building inspection
    Plumbing
    Building permits -- Sacramento (Calif.)