Phone: (916) 355-7222 Fax: (916) 355-7274
The Community Development Department's mission is to provide a progressive, responsive, clear, and timely development process that focuses on the public interest and results in a balanced, sustainable community.
About the Community Development Department
The Community Development Department actively participates in development-related projects and issues. The department includes five divisions: Planning, Engineering & Construction Inspection, Building, Code Enforcement, and Lighting and Landscape.
The Planning Division encompasses a variety of roles that are often grouped under the headings of current (i.e., new development and historic preservation and revitalization) and long-range (future development) planning. Current planning activities deal with applications for specific development entitlements, while the long-range planning focuses on the City's General Plan and other policy-related matters. In practice, the two planning areas are intertwined so that recommendations and interpretations of codes are guided by adopted policy, including appropriate Federal and State regulations. Besides implementing the City's General Plan and Zoning Code, the Planning Division is responsbile for City compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), as well as the State Subdivision Map Act and State Planning Law. The Planning Division also includes the City Arborist who is responsible for administration and enforcement of the City of Folsom's Tree Preservation Ordinance.
The Engineering Division is responsible for review and processing of engineering construction plans for private and commercial development in the City, as well as issuing engineer-related permits. Once the technical data is reviewed and approved, the Construction Inspection Divison works directly with the Engineering Division to assure that all public and private improvements are constructed as approved. The Engineering Division assists the Redevelopment Agency with construction management of improvement projects in the Historic District.
The Building, Plan Check, Inspection, and Code Enforcement Division reviews structural plans for code compliance and peforms field inspections to insure conformity with City and State codes and regulations. The division also includes the building counter, permitting section, and record maintenance.
Mather Airport Information
Current Information regarding the Mather Airport Master Plan can be found at http://airports.saccounty.net. For noise complaints, email your complaint with date, time and location of the event to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the SCAS aircraft noise report line at (916) 874-0800.