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Permits Online

Take care of your online permitting needs, permit history searches, and apply for residential rooftop solar permits below.

Permit Sonoma Online Permitting Tool

Open Permit Sonoma Now

Permit Sonoma has replaced Velocity Hall Permit Manager. Permit Sonoma enables homeowners and businesses in unincorporated Sonoma County to more effectively participate in the permitting process.

Open Permit Sonoma Now

With Permit Sonoma, you can perform the following online:

  • Search for existing permits on a property.
  • Apply for certain residential Building permits.1
  • Check the status of a permit.
  • Pay permit fees.1 3
  • Schedule field inspections.1 (Alternative to Selectron.)
  • Find out your zoning information.
  • Utilize the built-in mapping tool.2
  • And more!

Permits for Properties within Incorporated Cities

Important System Information

1Registration is required for this feature. Non-registered users will have access to portions of Permit Sonoma. But you need to be a registered user to fully utilize all of the features. If you were previously registered with Velocity Hall Permit Manager, you will need to re-register with Permit Sonoma in order to submit permit applications or make payments online.

2The mapping tool is currently only compatible with web browsers that support Microsoft Silverlight. Google Chrome is compatible with other features of Permit Sonoma, but not the mapping tool.

3Payments cannot yet be made online for Septic Operational Permits (OPR). Please mail a check or call the Well & Septic section.

Permit History Lookup

View Permit History

Use our look up tool to check the permit history of a property in unincorporated Sonoma County. Information is current as of today, .

View History

Contractor Central Mobile App

Contractor Central app logo

The Contractor Central mobile app makes it easy for contractors and construction professionals, and even homeowners, to view and manage projects across unincorporated Sonoma County in one central location. Once a project is ready, Contractor Central makes it simple for you to request, schedule, and track inspections as well as communicate with inspectors.

Download Today

Apple iOS: App Store

Android: Google play


View Instructions

Solar Permitting for Residential Rooftop Systems

Photovoltaic panel

Licensed contractors and owner-builders can apply for a solar permit for residential rooftop systems.

Forms for Submittal


Contact Information

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Online Permitting Tools

Experienced users can go directly to the applicable online tools below. (New users: Learn more.)

Apply for Permits Online
Apply for certain residential Building permits online. (Registration/log in required.)

Permit History Lookup
Check a property's permit history.

Permit Status & Pay Fees
Check the current status of a Permit, Inspection, or Plan Check. (Search for your permit number.)

Zoning Information
Search for a property's Zoning (by address or parcel number). Find out what the Zoning Codes mean.

More Online Permit Information


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