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ActiveMap is an online Interactive Mapping Application that enables the public to view General Plan Land Use, Zoning, and many other land development related data sets for property within unincorporated Sonoma County.

Within the mapping application, there are three interactive maps among which to choose: Base, Zoning, and General Plan. Each map provides different types of geographic data used in land use planning and land development.

Users will be able to research many Permit Sonoma data sets for properties within unincorporated Sonoma County in a flexible, easy-to-use map-like product.

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Important: Web Browser Compatibility

Internet Explorer Required
Microsoft Internet Explorer web browser is required to utilize ActiveMap. Unfortunately other browsers will not work at this time. Also, the correct Internet Explorer Zoom and Compatibility View settings are essential to utilize and view ActiveMap content.

View Instructions Below

Launch ActiveMap Application

Use of the Interactive Mapping Application is subject to the Terms & Conditions of Use.

Launch Application

Quick Start Tutorial| Help| FAQ| Layer Data Details (metadata)

Interactive Maps

ActiveMap's three Interactive Maps are listed below with information about each map. Users may toggle between Interactive Maps within the ActiveMap application.

Base Map example

Base Map

This map provides a geographic and visual context to general information for the unincorporated areas of Sonoma County. The layers of information displayed represent Permit Sonoma’s base map data. The map’s layers of information include:

Air Quality Control Board
City Limits
City Sphere of Influence
City Urban Growth
Flood Prone Urban Area
Geographic Places
Groundwater Availability Areas
Lake Sonoma
Parcels
Photos – Color Aerial

Planning Areas
Restricted Structures (Bridges)
Supervisor Districts
Urban Service Areas
USGS Streams
USGS Topographic Quads (DRG)
Waiver Prohibition Areas
Water Quality Control Board
Wet Weather Zones
Williamson Act Land Contracts

Zoning Map example

Zoning

This map combines Permit Sonoma base map data with map layers that provide specific zoning information related to planning and development within the unincorporated areas of Sonoma County. The map’s layers of information include:

AH Affordable Housing
Area and Specific Plans
BH Biotic Habitat
City Limits
F1 Floodway
F2 Floodplain
G Geologic Hazard
Geographic Places
HD Historic District
Land Use Policy (General Plan)
Lake Sonoma
LG Local Guidelines

Local Area Development Guidelines
MR Mineral Resource
Parcels
Photos – Color Aerial
RC Riparian Corridor
Redevelopment Plan
SR Scenic Resource
Urban Service Areas
USGS Topographic Quads (DRG)
VOH Valley Oak Habitat
Zoning by Area

General Plan Land Use Map example

General Plan Land Use

This map combines Permit Sonoma base map data with map layers that provide specific General Plan Land Use (GP LU) and Open Space (GP OS) information related to planning and development within the unincorporated areas of Sonoma County. The map’s layers of information include:

Affordable Housing
City Limits
Geographic Places
GP LU by Area
GP Planning Area Policies
GP OS Community Separators
GP OS Existing Parks
GP OS Future Parks
GP OS Habitat Connectivity Corridors
GP OS Marshes and Wetlands

GP OS Riparian Corridors (USGS Streams)
GP OS Scenic Corridors
GP OS Scenic Landscape Units
Lake Sonoma
Parcels
Photos – Color Aerial
Planning Areas
Urban Service Areas
USGS Topographic Quads (DRG)

System Recommendations

Screen Resolution

To view the graphic details of the maps, it is recommended to use a monitor with a screen resolution of 1024 x 768 or higher.

Pop-ups

This site creates pop-up windows. Please enable pop-ups by turning off Pop-up Blocker.

Adobe Acrobat PDF Files

Many of the documents on the websites are in Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF). PDF format is used to preserve the content and layout of our hard copy publications. Publications in PDF can only be viewed and printed using the Adobe Acrobat Reader version 4.0 or higher. The Adobe Acrobat Reader can be downloaded for free at the Adobe Systems, Inc. web site, where help using the Reader is also provided.

Web Browser Compatibility

Internet Explorer Required
Microsoft Internet Explorer web browser is required to utilize ActiveMap. Unfortunately other browsers will not work at this time. Also, the correct Internet Explorer Zoom and Compatibility View settings are essential to utilize and view ActiveMap content.

Set Zoom

On browser toolbar, select View and then select Zoom to ensure 100% is set.

Set Compatibility View

Select your Internet Explorer browser version for instructions on setting Compatibility View:

Accessibility Statement

Permit Sonoma is committed to ensuring the interactive mapping applications are accessible to all users. The website undergoes review and redesign as necessary to ensure that they meet and/or exceed the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Should gaining access to information on these websites be hindered, please submit a Permit Sonoma GIS Inquiry or call us at (707) 565-1900 and assistance shall be provided to meet your needs.

Contact Us

Questions, inquiries, and/or comments? Please submit a comment or inquiry.

Permit Sonoma GIS does not provide walk-in customer office hours. All mapping product requests and/or inquiries will be serviced through GIS Online Services.

Contact Information

Address
Permit Sonoma
2550 Ventura Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.465225, -122.723293

Online Mapping

ActiveMap
Interactive mapping application to view General Plan Land Use, Zoning, and much more within unincorporated Sonoma County.

General Plan 2020

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General Plan

The blueprint for land use and basis for development in unincorporated Sonoma County.

 

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