Permit & Resource
Management Department

Permit Sonoma is Sonoma County's consolidated land use planning and development permitting agency. Virtually any land development or construction that takes place in the unincorporated area of Sonoma County (outside the nine incorporated cities) is reviewed, permitted, and inspected by Permit Sonoma.   Read More About Us

Rebuilding TogetherRebuilding After the 2019 Kincade Fire

Get Rebuilding information for unincorporated Sonoma County after the 2017 Sonoma Complex Fire and 2019 Kincade Fire.

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  • Zoning and Parcel Report
  • Housing
  • Rebuilding Together after 2017 Sonoma Complex Fire
  • Published on January 30, 2020

    In this issue of our newsletter, we have the following topics: Meet the Permit Sonoma Ombudsperson, Septic Permitting Changes for 2020, 2019 Progress Infographic, Changes to Accessory Dwelling Unit Regulations.

  • Published on January 22, 2020

    Percolation testing has OPENED for Santa Rosa for the 2020 Season. Rainfall totals data and/or testing open dates have been updated as of January 22, 2020More Information

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Sonoma County Cannabis Program

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Sonoma County Cannabis Program

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

Housing Initiatives

Permit Sonoma Housing Initiatives

Housing Initiatives

Permit Sonoma is introducing several initiatives to help meet the County's housing production goals.

Vacation Rentals

Obtain a Vacation Rental or Hosted Rental permit.
Submit a complaint about a Vacation Rental.
Become certified as a Property Manager for a Vacation Rental property.

Online Mapping

ActiveMap Viewer Collection
Access location-based information pertaining to a specific subject and/or area within unincorporated Sonoma County.

Fire Rebuild Operations

Special Events Calendar

Street ClosedOrganizers for the events listed in the calendar have obtained Encroachment and/or Planning permits from Permit Sonoma for special events.

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Permit Sonoma Careers

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Help Wanted

Find out which Permit Sonoma positions are available.

SB 272

Senate Bill 272 requires local agencies publish a list of systems that serve as original sources of data within an agency.

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