There are several water providers within the City of Sacramento. Please visit this webpage to find your specific water provider:
The City of Sacramento is the solid waste provider for garbage and recycling. The ADU may use the primary residences' garbage bins or can request separate container bins. Visit the City's Recycling and Solid Waste webpage for more information:
Beginning January 1, 2023, all new residential construction under three stories must be fully electric. The City Council adopted a new Building Electrification Ordinance as part of a comprehensive building electrification strategy intended to take action on climate change.
The electric provider for the Sacramento region is the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD). SMUD offers a step-by-step guide for new power connections, which can be found online here:
SMUD also created an Accessory Dwelling Unit handout that provides useful information on ADUs and electrical service. This handout can be downloaded here:
It is highly advised that you coordinate with SMUD early in the planning stages to verify any constraints that may dictate the site planning and layout.
The gas provided for the Sacramento region is Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E). For questions about residential building and renovations, visit PG&E’s online homeowner resource here:
Learn more about lease types and resources and programs for landlords and tenants.