Formerly the U.S. Post Office and original Federal Courthouse, the Sacramento Federal Building in Downtown Sacramento serves a variety of Federal Agencies who provide services throughout Northern California.
Property manager: Alisha Decena
Public hours: 7 a.m.– 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (except federal holidays)
For more building information or service calls, see contact information at top right (or by scrolling down on mobile devices). For other federal government information, call 1-800-FED-INFO.
Parking and public transportation
There is no on-site parking available at the Federal Building. Metered street parking is nearby. Commercial parking lots are within walking distance to the building. Public transportation is available via SacRT. The light rail train stops next to the building on 8th Street. The Sacramento Station is three blocks away.
All public visitors are required to pass through electronic security equipment on the first floor. ADA access is available at the west entrance to the building.
Major tenants are the Federal Public Defenders Office, Bureau of Reclamation, Federal Railroad Administration, U.S. Department of the Interior Office of Hearings and Appeals, and Indian Gaming Commission. In a 2016 Tenant Satisfaction Survey, 70% rated the federal building and GSA services four or five on a five-point scale.
Find additional information for tenants on this page.
Vending machines accessible by the public are located on the first floor.
History and architecture
Completed in 1933, the Federal Building was designed by the Starks and Flanders architectural firm in the French Renaissance style. The façade of the basement and first floor are covered in California granite. The upper levels are faced with terra cotta and brick. Starks designed the Fox Senator Theatre and the Alhambra Theatre, both demolished in the 1970s. Among his surviving buildings are the Fresno Bee Building, the Sacramento Elks Temple, and the C. K. McClatchy High School.
The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980 as U.S. Post Office, Courthouse, and Federal Building.
Access and hours of operation
The building is fully operational (lighting and HVAC services) from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday excluding federal holidays. Tenants may access the building 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including federal holidays. A key card will be required for after-hours access. The after-hours entrance is in the loading dock.
Key cards are available for tenant agency employees for after-hours access. All requests for key cards must be submitted through the tenant agency’s management to the GSA Property Manager for approval.
Joint use/shared services
Standard services are commonly included as part of the rent charged by GSA as documented in the Occupancy Agreement. Reimbursable services are normally excluded from the rent and are funded through a Reimbursable Work Authorization (RWA). Examples include after-hours lighting, special or after-hours cleaning, office space carpet cleaning, uninterruptible power services, and non-standard trash removal.
Conference rooms: Located on the first and fourth floors in Suites 167 and 484 there are two joint-use conference rooms available for tenant use. Conference Room 167 seats approximately 20 occupants. Conference Room 484 is more of an executive meeting room with a large conference table that seats up to 15 comfortably and with space around the perimeter of the room for additional seating. There is a conference phone on the table and a flat screen TV mounted on the wall. Easels can be provided upon request.
The conference rooms are available for building tenants from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday excluding federal holidays on a first-come, first-served reservation basis at no cost. Room use outside these hours is possible through special arrangements with the GSA Property Manager and payment of overtime utility and security costs.
Please contact the GSA Property Management Office at 916-498-5360 to schedule use.
Maintenance and service requests: Please contact the GSA main line at 916-930-2122 during the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, for janitorial, HVAC, elevator, lighting, or any other service provided by GSA in our building. A mechanic is on duty from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Custodial services: GSA provides cleaning for assigned space equal to commercial cleaning for similar space. The following services are standard: vacuuming, sweeping and dusting; emptying trash; servicing restrooms, lobbies, corridors, and other common areas; servicing loading docks and platforms; washing windows; and pest control. Carpet spot removal can be done on an as-needed basis. Overall shampooing is done as a reimbursable service and should take place on a regular basis to preserve the appearance and condition of the carpet.
Lighting/HVAC: Ten hours of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and lighting are provided at no additional cost during normal duty hours. Additional service outside this timeframe is available on a reimbursable basis with advanced notice to the GSA Property Management Office at 916-930-2120.
Utility closets: Tenant and tenant vendor access to electrical and telephone closets can be obtained by contacting the operations and maintenance contractor at 916-825-7527. Please do not install equipment in these closets without first contacting the GSA Property Management Office.
Tenant-controlled space alteration: Space alterations should not be performed without first contacting the GSA Property Manager. GSA can provide alteration solutions to meet your needs. Alteration projects are normally funded through a Reimbursable Work Authorization (RWA). Also, it is building policy that work that might disrupt building tenants (e.g. paint fumes, construction noise, etc.) be accomplished after standard building operating hours.
Displays: Please do not post or display any material outside tenant space without first contacting the GSA Property Manager at 916-930-2120.
Personal property: Please do not put surplus items in building common space (i.e., corridors, elevators, loading dock, etc.). Doing so may impede egress should the building need to be evacuated. GSA will be glad to advise you about excessing surplus property.
Recycling: Tenants are encouraged to take advantage of the building-wide recycling program, which includes paper and cardboard. Any questions regarding recycling, please contact the janitorial contractor supervisor at 916-870-3976 or the GSA Property Manager at 916-930-2120.