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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.

Sonoma County Rebuilding Together

Sonoma County Wildfires

Rebuilding Together

The official information and resource site for the unincorporated areas of Sonoma County rebuilding efforts related to the Sonoma County fires. For more information visit: Rebuilding Together
Frequently Asked Questions About Rebuilding

Private Bridge Permitting Assistance and Repair After the Sonoma Fires

If your bridge was damaged or destroyed in the fire, you qualify for emergency permits. Find information that will help you guide projects through the environmental and regulatory permit process. More Information

Debris Removal

Information on the two phases of debris removal necessary for rebuilding. Find Out More About Debris Removal

Housing Opportunities

Housing resource assistance for people who have been displaced by the Sonoma County wildfires.
More Information About Housing Opportunities
Use of Travel Trailers & Recreational Vehicles for Fire Victims

Rapid Evaluation Safety Assessment (RESA)

An important step in assessing the damage and safety concerns of structures after a natural disaster. View the interactive map that shows the RESA status of parcels within the burn areas of unincorporated Sonoma County. Make sure the RESA status is correct for your parcel! View Map

  • Published on December 6, 2017

    Acceptance and processing of applications for new vacation rental permits will be suspended for an additional 60 days (beginning December 5, 2017). The suspension is issued via ordinance by the Board of Supervisors to facilitate emergency housing for persons displaced by the Sonoma Complex Fire. The moratorium no longer includes hosted rentals or new vacation rental permits in the Russian River Planning Area. The suspension may be extended by the Board of Supervisors. More Information

  • Published on November 30, 2017
    By the authority of the Chief Building Official (SCC 7-13 (A)(6), CPC 1.8.4.1), work performed by the property owner or a qualified professional to repair or replace fire damaged septic system components listed below in-kind does not require a permit from Permit Sonoma.  A qualified professional is a Civil Engineer, Environmental Health Specialist, or Contractor with “A”, “C-36” or “C-42” license.  Qualified professionals must be currently licensed or registered in the State of California.
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Contact Information

Permit Center & Mailing Address
2550 Ventura Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.465225, -122.723293

Sonoma County Cannabis Program

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Sonoma County Cannabis Program

Permits for cultivation and distribution, taxes, policy, personal use, and more.

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.

Permit Sonoma Careers

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Help Wanted

Find out which Permit Sonoma positions are available.

Online Mapping

ActiveMap
Interactive mapping application to view General Plan Land Use, Zoning, and much more 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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Sustainable Groundwater

water droplet with globe Sonoma County's Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) site.

Information

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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