Permit Sonoma Fire Prevention

Automated Inspection Requests

For new construction projects, enforcement of the fire code is concurrent with enforcement of the building code, beginning when an application for a building permit is received, and concluding with a final occupancy approval.Enforcement of the fire code is conducted by Fire Prevention staff in cooperation with building and community development staff, and local fire agency representatives (when applicable - i.e. within fire protection districts) and involves the following typical activities:

  • Enforcement of the fire code is conducted by Fire Prevention staff in cooperation with building and community development staff, and local fire agency representatives (when applicable - i.e. within fire protection districts) and involves the following typical activities:
  • Pre-construction meetings
  • Customer Service Counter staffing
  • Fire Code Plan Review – new buildings/projects, environmental impact reports, subdivision applications, etc.
  • Field inspections related to new projects - access inspections, fire protection system inspections, vegetation management plans, etc
  • Vegetation Management Plan development
  • Inspections of Licensed Care Facilities upon request from California Dept. of Social Services
  • Annual and tri-annual occupancy inspections – mandated, routine and contract.
  • Parking citations where fire department access is compromised
  • Special event permit review and inspections – including Infineon Raceway
  • Citizen complaint follow-ups – including vegetation management (“weeds”)
  • Code enforcement following a Notice & Order
  • Other projects and duties as assigned

Contact Information

James Williams
Fire Warden/Fire Marshal

Permit and Resource Management Department

County of Sonoma

Contact us by Phone
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM