Permit & Resource
Management Department

  • When: May 2, 2017 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 3, 2017 at 1:30 PM
  • County Administrator's Office
    When: May 3, 2017 from 3:00 5:00 PM
    This kick-off workshop is for all operator types and will include an overview of the Program, including the Cannabis Land Use Ordinance, Cannabis Health Ordinance, and Cannabis Business Tax Ordinance. County staff will go over requirements that apply to all cannabis businesses such as zoning, separation criteria, operator criteria, and the permit process.
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  • Published on March 7, 2017
    The Board of Supervisors adopted code changes for accessory dwelling units (“accessory units”) and junior accessory dwelling units (“junior units”). This action was in response to changes in State law and the housing crisis.
  • Published on February 24, 2017
    Event Date: March 9, 2017 at 6:00 PM. Open house to introduce the community to three potential land use and circulation options for the Springs Specific Plan. One of these alternatives will be used as a basis for the draft Specific Plan. The public is encouraged to attend the meeting and provide input on the alternative they prefer.
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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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2550 Ventura Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.465225, -122.723293


photo of cannabis plantFind out about comprehensive efforts to regulate cannabis in Sonoma County.

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Vacation Rentals

Obtain a Vacation Rental or Hosted Rental permit.
Submit a complaint about a Vacation Rental.
Become a certified Property Manager for a Vacation Rental property.

Permit Sonoma Careers

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Closing Date: 4/27/2017
Closing Date: 5/8/2017

Permit Sonoma Channel

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Online Mapping

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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News and information from the Permit Sonoma department.


Sustainable Groundwater

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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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