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  • Jobs, Benefits, and Business

    Includes veterans' benefits, starting and running a business, unemployment, County job openings, and selling to the County.

  • Law and Justice

    Includes the courts, most wanted, law enforcement, child support enforcement, sealing record, victims' services, and jury duty.

  • Building, Property, and Home

    Includes planning, building codes and permits, owning and renting a property, and property tax assessments.

  • Health and Family Care

    Includes child and adult health service, food stamps, foster care, mental health, in-home nurse, substance abuse, and child support.

  • Birth, Death, and Marriage

    Includes bereavement, certificates and vital records, and divorce.

  • Environment and Agriculture

    Includes air quality and burn days, garbage and recycling, sewer, conservation, and green energy financing.

  • Animal Services

    Includes adopting a pet, animal control, and local vets and shelters.

  • County and Government

    Includes information on the buildings, county, codes, departments, projects, representation, and voting.

  • Community and Recreation

    Includes activities and events, parks, museums, libraries, and volunteerism.

  • Taxes and Financial Reports

    Property taxes, business taxes, transient occupancy taxes, fines, and financial reports.

  • Transportation and Travel

    Includes passports, bus schedules, and road maintenance.

  • Safety and Emergency

    Includes forest fires and floods, emergency preparation, and emergency response.

Building a New Home

There are many questions to consider before you can start building a home.

  • Who do you need to contact to get started?
  • What kind of permits or approvals do you need, and from whom?
  • Is the home located within city limits?
  • Where will you get your drinking water from?
  • Will your home have access to public sewers?

Getting Started

If you're not sure whether or not your property falls within city limits, contact the County Assessors Office for assistance

If the property is located in the city limits of Auburn, Colfax, Lincoln, Rocklin, Roseville, or Loomis you should contact the city building department first and they will help you get started. 

If the property is not located within any city limits, then it is in unincorporated Placer County and you will need to contact the County Building Services Division.  If you have questions regarding zoning or setbacks, contact the County Planning Services Division.

Drinking Water

Contact local municipal water suppliers to find out if they service your area.

If there is no access to public drinking water, the permitted alternative to supply your home with clean, safe drinking water is to drill a well.  Please see our well pages for all the information you will need to drill your well in a manner that adheres to current codes and regulations.

Disposing of Wastewater & Sewage

Contact Placer County Environmental Engineering and Utilities to find out if your property falls into any of the county's sewer districts.  If there is no access to public sewers, the permitted alternative is to design and build a septic system.  Please see our septic system pages for a complete look at all the steps necessary to building the correct septic system for your house and property.