A guide to city departments in Sacramento

We’re here to connect you with the right Sacramento city departments to address your needs.

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Whether you need to register to vote, inquire about residential services, or just stay in the know about civic happenings, we’re here to connect you with the right department in the City of Sacramento.

I want to adopt an animal.”

  • Animal Care & Services | The Front Street Shelter‘s dogs, cats, and rabbits are looking for a furr-ever home.

I want to explore Sacramento’s art scene.

  • Arts and Culture | Get updates on artist grants, citywide creative programs, and public art projects.

How do I best prepare for a disaster?

  • Emergency Management | Learn how to prepare an emergency preparedness kit and stay connected with local response teams.

My garbage hasn’t been picked up.

I’d like to plan a city festival or parade.

I’d like to start a business.

  • Business | Register your business, pay taxes, and apply for permits and grants.

I need help finding a place to live.

  • Housing | View available housing programs and find tenant resources.

Which parks are the best for ages 6-12?

I’d like to work for the city.

  • Human Resources | View the city’s employment opportunities and applicant resources.

What is going on with all these electric scooters around?

  • Transportation | Report flooding, learn about upcoming road work, and locate nearby transit.

And that’s not all. There are even more city departments to address your concerns — so let us know which ones you’re curious about and we’ll continue this series. Need urgent city services? Call 311.

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