Planned changes coming to 916 area code

Published on August 04, 2016

Placer County residents are invited to attend a public meeting hosted by the California Public Utilities Commission about planned changes coming in the 916 area code region.

The 916 area code, which serves the cities of Lincoln, Rocklin, Roseville and unincorporated parts of western Placer County, is expected to use up its available prefixes by March 2018.

The CPUC will begin the process to introduce a new area code served by the 916 by adding a new area code known as an overlay. The overlay, pending CPUC approval, will allow all customers to keep their current phone numbers, including their area code.

To avoid service disruption, the new area code will be added to the 916 by June 2018, six months before depletion of prefixes. In June 2018, customers requesting new phone numbers may be assigned a new area code.

The public is invited to attend a meeting hosted by the CPUC to receive information and provide feedback. The meeting is scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Aug. 16 in the Roseville Civic Center Meeting Rooms 1 and 2, 311 Vernon Street, in Roseville.

Those unable to attend the meeting may submit written comments to the CPUC Public Advisor’s Office at 320 W. 4th Street, Suite 500, Los Angeles, CA 90013; at the CPUC’s website, or via email. Additionally, the public may call the CPUC’s area code hotline number for more information at 866-340-6147.