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

Flood Recovery

Flood Recovery: 2019 Winter Storms and Flooding

With recovery efforts underway after the 2019 Winter Storms and Flooding, Permit Sonoma will continue to provide resources for recovery, including the latest information for permits. This page is your main resource for flood recovery permitting information in unincorporated Sonoma County.

Sonoma County Rebuilding Together

Rebuilding Together

The official information and resource site for rebuilding efforts, within the unincorporated areas of Sonoma County, related to the 2017 Sonoma Complex Fire.

  • Published on May 30, 2019

    In this issue of our e-newsletter we have:

    • Fire Prevention – Chipper Program Video
    • Sonoma Developmental Center
    • Local Coastal Plan Photo Contest
    • Code Enforcement Success Story
    • Housing Initiatives
    • Earthquake Preparedness
  • Published on May 24, 2019

    The County of Sonoma is embarking on a major planning effort involving the development of a Specific Plan to facilitate the transformation of the Sonoma Developmental Center (SDC) property in Sonoma Valley. The County is seeking consultant services to prepare a specific plan & program EIR for the site.

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  • Published on June 17, 2019

    The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) has announced the burn ban suspension, beginning 12:01 a.m. Monday, June 17, 2019, and bans all outdoor burning except for campfires within organized campgrounds or on private property with landowner permission. The suspension of burn permits is implemented in response to the extremely high fire hazard conditions.

  • Published on June 13, 2019

    On June 11, 2019, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors took action to meet State mandated septic system regulations that protect water quality and public health. The Board authorized the submittal of a revised Sonoma County Local Agency Management Program to the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board. The approved changes to the OWTS Manual are anticipated to take effect July 22, 2019.
    OWTS Manual Local Approval Process

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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

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

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.

Special Events Calendar

Street ClosedOrganizers for the events listed in the calendar have obtained Special Event Encroachment Permits from Permit Sonoma.

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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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