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
Permit Sonoma Virtual Office
In light of the COVID-19 Shelter in Place Orders, Permit Sonoma and the Resiliency Permit Center have moved from physical to virtual operation, using e-submittals, telephony, and other technologies. Both offices are closed physically. Most employees are working from home. Staff communications with the public will occur by e-mail and telephone.
You can learn more about the changes in this video. (Permit statistics are as of March 23, 2020.)
Instructions for electronic applications: Apply Here
How to Register
In order to utilize the Permit Sonoma online permitting tool you must first register. You can see a step by step demo on how to register in this video.
Permit Sonoma will continue to provide many building inspection services by transitioning to remote video technology. Learn More
For planning questions, e-mail: Planner@sonoma-county.org
For Permit Center questions, e-mail: PermitSonoma@sonoma-county.org
Permit Sonoma Ombudsperson: Member of the management team who is focused on providing customer service on individual projects and facilitating process improvements for the permitting process. Contact the Ombudsperson