Application Submittal, Payment, and Appointments
PER will be accepting all Planning application types (except Short-Term Rental Permits) by email at
firstname.lastname@example.org. For instructions on submitting a Planning application via email, please review the Applicant E-File Instructions. [NOTE: Any resubmittals for active applications should be sent directly to the assigned Project Manager.]
For further assistance with application forms or the email submittal process, please email email@example.com. For general zoning inquiries, please contact our general information email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Limited in-person counter appointments are available for application submittals.
Schedule an appointment.
Pre-Application Review Forms
CPAC Early Workshop Request Form. This form provides the applicant with an opportunity to present and receive community feedback at a CPAC (Community Planning Advisory Council) meeting regarding their proposed project prior to submitting a formal application with the Planning and Environmental Review Division.
Pre-Application Meeting Form (PAM). A PAM is a 45-minute meeting with representatives of the Planning and Environmental Review Division, Site Improvement and Permits Division, and the Department of Transportation to review development proposals prior to the submittal of formal applications. Submittal of a PAM does not meet the requirements of a “Preliminary Application” for purposes of SB 330 (Housing Crisis Act of 2019). Applicants desiring SB330 benefits must submit a “Housing Crisis Act of 2019-SB 330 Preliminary Application” form available on this webpage.
- PER Consultation (PERC). Planning and Environmental Review (PER) Division-only. This is a 45-minute meeting with a representative from PER. This meeting may be most appropriate for projects that will not require major off-site improvements or land use changes that do not include immediate development.
General Planning Application and Supplemental Forms
Design Review Application Forms
General Application Form Packet: This packet contains the basic application required for most entitlement applications, except for those listed in the Sections below.
Metro Air Park Special Planning Area (SPA) Application Process Guide
Supplemental Applications (Submit form(s) below, as needed, in addition to the General Application Packet. Please also review the Design Review Programs page for supplemental applications, as needed.)
** To account for staff shortages and to ensure staff ability to process temporary use permits in a timely manner:
- For Non-Outdoor Events, we recommend complete applications and payment of fee be received at least two (2) weeks prior to anticipated event date.
- For Outdoor Events (such as carnivals or festivals; and/or events with live music, serving of alcohol, off-site parking, or anticipation of large crowds less than 500 people), we recommend complete application and payment be received at least four (4) weeks prior to anticipated event date.
- Certain Outdoor festivals with over 500 persons may also be subject to the requirements of Sacramento County Code, Chapter 4.38; these type of temporary events will require a complete application at least 90 days in advance of the event. **