• Docks and Riparian Russian River 5-19-2010
  • Gleason Beach Highway 1 11-28-2008
  • Russian River Aerial
  • Estero Americano with stormy sky
  • Rocks and Sea stacks along the Sonoma Coast
  • Shelf of Rolled Plans
  • Shelves of File Folder Records

Permit & Resource
Management Department

Experiencing High Volume of Inspection Requests

PRMD is currently experiencing a high volume of inspection requests. At this time, we cannot guarantee that new inspection requests will be scheduled for the next business day.

When scheduling an inspection, please listen closely to hear the date of your inspection.

PRMD Closed to All Public Friday, June 10, 2016

There will be no office staff nor inspections available.

To facilitate transition to the new permitting software, PRMD will be closed to the public Friday, June 10, 2016. Field inspection services will also not be available on June 10. Selectron automated scheduling will be unavailable beginning at 5:00 PM, Thursday, June 9, 2016.

The data conversion process requires three full days and staff will be training all day. We apologize for any inconvenience and we appreciate your patience while we complete this process. PRMD will reopen Monday, June 13 at 8:00 AM.

  • Published on May 24, 2016

    The OWTS Manual has been approved by the Board of Supervisors and submitted to the Water Board. Please read memo for further information. You may review submitted comments and incorporated responses in the updated version of the OWTS Manual.

  • Published on May 19, 2016

    PRMD seeks candidates for the Planner I, II, or III classification. Depending on classification level, Planners process and coordinate complex planning applications; prepare CEQA documents; provide a high level of customer service to the public in in-house customers; work on a wide variety of planning application types, including design review and permits for: coastal projects, quarries, in-stream mining; winery use; and subdivisions. Application closing date: June 8, 2016.

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Drought Information

photo of water navigation buoy on dry land

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 – 12:00 PM
1:00 PM – 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

Careers at PRMD

Current positions available:

Planning Technician
Closing Date: May 30, 2016

Planner I

Planner II

Planner III
Closing Date: June 8, 2016

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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.

Apply for Permits Online

Apply for Permits Online
Licensed contractors and owner-builders can apply for and pay outstanding balances for certain permits online.

Check the Status of a Permit
All web visitors can check the current status of a Permit, Inspection, or Plan Check online.

View Permit History Information
All web visitors can use our look up tool to check the history of a Permit.

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

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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