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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 Recovers

Sonoma County Wildfires

The official information and resource site for the County of Sonoma and City of Santa Rosa for recovery efforts related to the Sonoma County fires. For more information visit:

Rebuilding FAQ

A collection of Frequently Asked Questions About Rebuilding

Debris Removal

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

Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC)

Visit the Santa Rosa or the Sonoma Valley Disaster Recovery Center for in-person support when seeking state and federal aid. Location Information

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 November 20, 2017

    In the aftermath of the fire, Sonoma County faces an unprecedented need for housing and economic development.  Permit Sonoma is changing the way we do business to meet this challenge. Please know this profound loss visited upon our community is not abstract to us.  Members of our staff, Planning Commission, and Board of Supervisors lost their homes and have been displaced by the fire.  So it’s personal for us, too.  We live with the loss daily and appreciate that effective recovery means doing things better and faster...  Read More

  • Published on November 17, 2017

    Director’s Advisory Group Update November 2017

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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

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.


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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