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Main building located in downtown Sacramento that houses the majority of personnel working for the California Department of Education branches and divisions.

California Department of Education
1430 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Visitor Information


The California Department of Education (CDE) Headquarters is a secure building. Visitors must check-in at the guard station as they enter the building and sign in to receive a temporary badge. The guard will contact the appropriate CDE staff to escort the visitor through the building. Visitors are encouraged to make appointments with staff before visiting the Headquarters building.


The City of Sacramento Parking Lots & Garages Web page External link opens in new window or tab. provides information about parking lots and garages in the downtown area.

On-street metered parking is available around the Headquarters building. Information regarding on-street parking options can be found on the City of Sacramento Parking Services Web site External link opens in new window or tab..

Public Transportation

There are various public transit options to travel to Headquarters, including a nearby Light Rail station. Information regarding bus and light rail schedules is available on the Sacramento Regional Transit District Web site External link opens in new window or tab..

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Questions:   Executive Office | 916-319-0800
Last Reviewed: Friday, November 5, 2021
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