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

Change in Vacation Rentals Cube Hours

Please note a change in hours for Permit Sonoma's Vacation Rental services. These services are now available between the hours of 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM and 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

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.

  • Published on June 20, 2018

    The County has been issuing land use permits for dispensaries since 2007. No more than 9 medical cannabis dispensaries can be permitted within the unincorporated county at any one time. There are currently 5 permitted dispensaries and 4 applications that have been deemed complete. At this time, the county is not accepting any new dispensary applications.

  • Published on May 31, 2018

    Sonoma County is conducting a voluntary survey to assess storm water awareness. We're looking for residents of Petaluma, Penngrove, Kenwood, Glen Ellen, and Sonoma to help guide our public outreach efforts for Region 2 of the California Regional Water Quality Control Board. We appreciate you taking the time to help us with this program.

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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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