Permit & Resource
Management Department

flood update

Flood Response – Temporary Permit Center Open in Guerneville

Help is where you need it for storm recovery.

To help storm-impacted residents of the Russian River area, Sonoma County’s Permit and Resource Management Department (Permit Sonoma) has opened a temporary permit center at the Veterans War Memorial building located at 16255 1st Street (at Church Street) in Guerneville.

This permit center will process and issue permits for non-structural storm damage repairs. Applicants must be the property owner of record, their authorized agent, or their contractor. Permit processing fees are waived for storm–related damage repair permits.

Permit Center Information

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Veterans War Memorial
16255 1st Street (at Church Street), Guerneville, CA 95476
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(707) 896-0125
flood update

Flood and Emergency Information

Published on January 9, 2017

Permit Sonoma is On-Duty

As flooding impacts our Russian River communities, Permit Sonoma staff have provided round-the-clock emergency response service in the County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and in the community.  Permit Sonoma staff provide planning, intelligence, property inspection and flood mapping service in these types of emergency events.  Staff from all agency sections participate in this important service, alternating between 12 hour duty periods in the EOC, short periods of rest, and their regular duties for the agency.

Our work began Saturday, January 7, and likely will continue though this week and into the week of January 16 if weather predictions hold accurate.  While emergency response service takes precedence, Permit Sonoma staff will provide the best agency service possible.  Because of this double duty, regular work may be delayed.  Permit center hours will remain 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday – Friday, except Wednesday 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM.  We will do our best to hold delays to a minimum.

Thank you for your business and your patience.

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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.

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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.

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Vacation Rentals

Obtain a Vacation Rental or Hosted Rental permit.

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Property Manager Certification
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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.

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