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

Permit Sonoma COVID-19 Service and Ordinance Updates - More Information

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Fire Prevention and HazMat

Virtual Offices

Electronic ApplicationsVideo Inspections

Records RequestsEnvironmental Notices


If you have concerns, questions, or suggestions about our new virtual office, please contact Permit Sonoma Director or (707) 565-1900.

For questions for specific Permit Sonoma disciplines, find the email address on our Services page.
For Permit Center questions, e-mail:

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

Please note that during our virtual operations, the best way to reach staff is via email.

  • Published on August 28, 2020

    Residents affected by the Walbridge and Meyers fires can access recovery services and resources at two Local Assistance Centers (LACs) beginning Saturday, Aug. 29.  Both LACs will provide the same resources to residents, including assistance with replacing documents (such as drivers licenses, identification cards and vital records), accessing financial resources, rebuilding information and the insurance claims process. Non-profits will be on-hand to assist with resource coordination but will not be issuing gift cards.

  • Published on July 31, 2020

    Staff gave a presentation regarding the Cannabis Ordinance Update key items for consideration, process, and timeline.

    View the PowerPoint Presentation

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