• 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

New Permit Sonoma Permitting System is Live

PRMD has launched an upgraded permitting system (Permit Sonoma) that enables people and businesses to more effectively participate in the permitting process.

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  • Published on June 6, 2016

    PRMD's new permitting system goes live June 13, 2016! Re-registration for online permitting occurs beginning June 13, 2016. Read more for more information and important dates!

  • Published on May 27, 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.

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  • Published on June 13, 2016

    The Sonoma County Permit and Resource Management Department (PRMD) has launched a new permitting system enabling customers to participate more effectively in the County’s permitting process. Known as Permit Sonoma, the new system delivers more transparent services to support sustainable development and environmental protection in unincorporated Sonoma County.

  • Published on June 10, 2016

    Community Separators are rural open space lands identified in the County’s General Plan that separate cities and other communities.  They preserve city and community identity by providing visual relief from continuous urbanization.

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Drought Information

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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

Online Permitting

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.

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Permit Sonoma Channel

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Which projects don't need a permit? How can I prevent storm water pollution? Find the answers to these and more questions. Be sure to subscribe for updates!

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Careers at PRMD

Current positions available:

Engineering Technician III
Closing Date: July 11, 2016

Online Mapping

Interactive Mapping Application that enables the public to view General Plan Land Use, Zoning, and much more within unincorporated Sonoma County.

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.

More Information

Permit Sonoma Newsletter

News and information from PRMD about our agency's business.

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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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