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How to Submit Short-term Transient Rental Applications Electronically

Customers now have the option to submit vacation and hosted rental permit applications electronically. Because our online permitting portal is not yet configured for these application submissions, the process will take place by email.

Please follow the instructions below to submit an application:

1. Ensure You Have a Complete Application

  1. Review the Vacation Rental Permit or the Hosted Rental Permit page for more information about the permit, including requirements and fees.

    Vacation Rental Application Forms
    All forms listed must be completed (no blank spaces) with all the additional instructions on each form followed before submission.


    Hosted Rental Application Forms
    All forms listed must be completed (no blank spaces) with all the additional instructions on each form followed before submission.

  2. If you need assistance determining which forms and materials are required, please send us an email at:
    PRMD-VacationRentals@sonoma-county.org

2. Upload Complete Applications

  1. Applications are required to be submitted as one merged PDF or zipped file. View instructions
  2. Email your complete application to:
    PRMD-VacationRentals@sonoma-county.org
  3. If the application is determined to be complete for submission, you will receive an email with an invoice for the required application fees.
  4. If the application is incomplete for submission, you will be notified of the required revisions or missing materials.
If you do not receive a response within two (2) business days, please email PRMD-VacationRentals@sonoma-county.org

3. Pay for the Application Online

  1. An application will be considered accepted upon receipt of payment.
  2. Once you receive the application invoice, please visit our online permitting website and select ‘Pay Fees’ on the home page. Enter the Record Number and click ‘Search’. Select the ‘Payments’ Tab at the top and then ‘Pay Fee’ on the right side of the invoice line. Follow the instructions from there.
  3. Please email PRMD-VacationRentals@sonoma-county.org to notify us that you have paid.
  4. Once we have received payment, we will begin to process your permit and contact you by email regarding the status of your application.

Contact Information

Business Hours
Monday – Friday
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM and 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Contact us by Phone
Address
Permit Sonoma
2550 Ventura Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.465074, -122.723705

More Resources

Sonoma County Transient Occupancy Tax
Information and Forms

Permit History Lookup
Find out if an address has a Vacation Rental Permit, and find out the Property Manager's 24/7 phone number.

Zoning Information
Find out your property's zoning or if the Williamson Act Land Contract applies.