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Cannabis Permits and Inspections

Sonoma County Fire and Emergency Services Department's role in the Sonoma County Cannabis program is to:

  • Conduct fire safety and hazardous materials inspections, and
  • Issue operational permits based on storage of specific hazardous materials, processes and operations associated with cannabis:
    • Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA), Hazardous Materials Business Plan (HMBP) for:
      • Greater than 55 gallons of a liquid
      • 200 standard cubic feet of a compressed gas
      • 500 pounds of a solid
    • Permits:
      • Cultivation
      • Distribution
      • Manufacturing (non-volatile)
      • Testing and Laboratory
      • Outdoor cultivation over 10,000 square feet
      • Commercial cultivation

Construction Permits and Fire Apparatus Access Roads

Fire and Emergency Services works in conjunction with Permit & Resource Management Department (Permit Sonoma) through established procedures to provide review of plan submittals to ensure fire safety.

For More Information

To learn more, please visit the Sonoma County Cannabis Program where you will find comprehensive information about commercial cultivation and personal use, permits, taxes, legislative updates, policy, and more.

    Use Permit Conditions of Approval

    Cannabis operations requiring a Sonoma County Cannabis Use Permit, through Sonoma County Building and Planning Department PRMD will require a final sign off by Sonoma County Fire and / or the Local Fire District, when required by the conditions of approval under Fire and Emergency Services. At a minimum, a completed Fire Safety Plan shall be provided and a possible site inspection may need to be performed. This is to ensure all fire and life safety requirements are provided for. If the facility or property is approved and allowed for occupancy under the use permit. the property may be subject to annual permitting and inspection by the fire authority and Sonoma County Fire.

    Fire Safety Plan

    Site Map

    Outline and Site map of property to include the following

    • Closest public road access
    • Private road access to application property
    • Private property driveway
    • Location of vehicle gates with security type
    • Location of buildings and use on the application property
    • Location of gas and electrical main shut offs
    • Fire protection water supplies
      • Type
      • Water tanks
      • Ponds
      • Well

    Emergency Information

    • Property owner
    • Renter or Lease Contact
    • Full list of mailing addresses
    • Hours of operation
    • 24 hour emergency contacts
    • Requested licensee type
    • Property address
    • Parcel number
    • Special Hazards
      • To employees
      • Public
      • Emergency responders

    Contact Information

    Fire Prevention Customer Service
    Business Hours
    Monday – Thursday
    1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Address
    2550 Ventura Avenue
    Santa Rosa, CA 95403
    38.46514, -122.723671

    Fire & Hazardous Materials Inspections

    Fire Inspections
    New Construction inspections and Operational Permit inspections.

    Hazardous Materials Inspections
    APSA, CalARP, HMBP, HWG, and UST programs.

    New Construction and Fire Code HMBP Affidavit
    (PDF: 702 kB)

    Sonoma County Ordinance

    Sonoma County Ordinance

    • Chapter 13 - Sonoma County Fire Safety Ordinance, 
    • Chapter 29 - Hazardous Materials Management (CUPA/HBMP)

    Sonoma County Cannabis Program

    Learn More

    Sonoma County Cannabis Program

    Permits for cultivation and distribution, taxes, policy, personal use, and more.

     

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