Permit & Resource
Management Department

  • Published on November 23, 2016

    In this issue of our e-newsletter, you’ll find information on the maximum amount of pollutants permitted in the Russian River. Read about an upcoming public workshop on Coastal Sea-Level Rise and the approval of the Community Separators Protection Ordinance. And we’ll introduce you to the new Contractor Central app.

  • Published on October 31, 2016

    PRMD closed testing of water wells as of the following dates:

    Springs and shallow water wells (less than 50 feet deep): Closed October 1, 2016

    Deep water wells (greater than 50 feet deep): Closed October 28, 2016

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  • Published on July 8, 2016

    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors will conduct a public hearing on on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 2:30 PM to consider the proposed ballot measure on the November 8, 2016 general election ballot, amend General Plan maps to expand Community Separators, related policy amendments, and related rezoning to add the SR (Scenic Resources) overlay zone.

  • Published on June 29, 2016
    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors will conduct a Winery Events Study Session at approximately 3:10 p.m. on Tuesday,July 12, 2016 during their public board meeting. This session will explore the County’s General Plan policies that guide winery promotional and event activities. It will take place in the Board of Supervisors’ Chambers located at 575 Administration Drive, Room 102A, Santa Rosa

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Drought Information

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Sonoma County Drought Resources

A collection of drought resources for the residents and businesses in Sonoma County, California, including conservation ideas and incentives, current water levels, links to city, county and state resources.

PRMD's Drought Response

PRMD supports a number of water conservation programs to help citizens adapt to changes the drought brings to Sonoma County.

Contact Information

Phone Operator Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Public Lobby Hours
Monday – Tuesday,
Thursday – Friday
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
10:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Permits with plans are not accepted after 3:00 PM.

Holiday Closure Calendar

2550 Ventura Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.465225, -122.723293

Online Permitting Tools

Experienced users can go directly to the applicable online tools below. (New users: Learn more.)

Apply for Permits Online
Apply for certain residential Building permits online. (Registration/log in required.)

Permit History Lookup
Check a property's permit history.

Permit Status & Pay Fees
Check the current status of a Permit, Inspection, or Plan Check. (Search for your permit number.)

Zoning Information
Search for a property's Zoning (by address or parcel number). Find out what the Zoning Codes mean.

Careers at PRMD

Help WantedCurrent positions available:

Environmental Health
Specialist I

Closing Date: Continuous

Environmental Health
Specialist II

Closing Date: Continuous

Permit Sonoma Channel

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Online Mapping

Interactive Mapping Application that enables the public to view General Plan Land Use, Zoning, and much more within unincorporated Sonoma County.

Vacation Rentals

Vacation Rental Information
Learn about the process for obtaining a Vacation Rental permit for your property or submit a complaint about a Vacation Rental.

Vacation Rental Exclusion Zone
Attend hearings and provide comment on the creation of the Vacation Rental Exclusion (X) Combining Zone.

Green Building

CalGreen logo Find customized checklists to document compliance with new green building projects. Learn about the CALGreen Special Inspector program.

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Permit Sonoma Newsletter

News and information from PRMD about our agency's business.

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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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