Paying property taxes, applying for business licenses, or filling simple building permits – Sacramento County's website and its online services enable you to do all this and more. It's a valuable resource worth exploring – one that could save the hassle of driving downtown, parking or waiting in lines.
According to a survey conducted by Timex Group Inc., Americans on average spend at least twenty minutes in traffic every day, and an additional twenty waiting for a bus or train. This is in addition to 32 minutes we spend getting ready in the morning, and another seven in line waiting for coffee.
“Our number one concern is always our customers, and by making as many of our services available online we hope to not only make services more convenient, but ultimately save customers time and money with over 50 County services offered online,” said County Executive Bradley J. Hudson.
Sacramento County's website offers calendars featuring Board of Supervisor meetings, and listings of art, music and other cultural events in the Sacramento area. It also offers resources for those seeking building permits and inspections, and potential business owners can apply for licenses directly from the website. In 2013, more than 5,300 building permits were submitted online alone and nearly 2,000 business licenses were submitted online.
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Most recently, Sacramento County launched 311 Connect, a website that allows you to report neighborhood issues, such as illegal dumping, broken light fixtures, or stray animals. You can even attach a picture to your report from your smartphone on the Sac County 311 Connect app, now available in the app store for Apple and Android users.
For a complete list of online services, or to locate a County service center near you, visit www.SacCounty.net.
Writers: Alex Strack and Danielle Spang, Communication and Media Interns Chris Andis