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

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. For more information visit:

  • When: May 8, 2018 at 3:00 PM
    The Landmarks Commission designates historic landmarks, reviews development proposals involving historic properties, and administers an historic resources preservation program.
  • When: May 10, 2018 from 10:00 AM 12:00 PM
    The County of Sonoma is hosting monthly project coordination meetings to review and guide projects through the environmental and regulatory permitting process. These meetings are designed for review and discussion of post-fire bridge rebuilding projects as well as other routine projects related to rivers, creeks, wetlands, or other regulated natural resources.
  • When: May 12, 2018 from 11:00 AM 2:00 PM

    Permitted Special Event: Downtown Guerneville, Main Street (Highway 116). Floats, trucks, color guard, novelty, horse & animal division, bands, automobiles, drill team and ... pooper scooper.

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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.

Green Building

Green Building logoFind customized checklists to document compliance with new green building projects. Learn about the CALGreen Special Inspector program.

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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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