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.   Read More About Us

Increased Permit Center Traffic May 29 - June 1

Permit Sonoma is anticipating an increase in business at the Permit Center May 29 to June 1 due to a June 1 application deadline for the County’s Cannabis Program. To reduce your wait time, we recommend using our appointment scheduling service. There will be no impact on the wait times for rebuilding permitting.

Sonoma County Rebuilding Together

Rebuilding Together

The official information and resource site for rebuilding efforts, within the unincorporated areas of Sonoma County, related to the 2017 Sonoma Complex Fire. For more information visit:

  • Published on May 11, 2018

    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, approved a series of changes to the Sonoma County Code. These changes will take effect June 7, 2018.

  • Published on May 1, 2018

    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors will be considering the revised onsite waste treatment systems (OWTS) manual at an upcoming meeting on May 22, 2018. If the Board approves the revision, the County will then submit a revised Local Area Management Program (LAMP) and OWTS Manual to the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board (NCRWQCB).

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Sonoma County Cannabis Program

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Sonoma County Cannabis Program

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

Housing Initiatives

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Permit Sonoma is introducing several initiatives to help meet the County's ambitious housing production goal.

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.

Online Mapping

ActiveMap Viewer Collection
Access location-based information pertaining to a specific subject and/or area 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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Permit Sonoma Careers

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Help Wanted

Find out which Permit Sonoma positions are available.

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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