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Coastal permits are required for development on parcels located within the Coastal Zone (containing "CC" in their zoning code designation). Coastal permits are processed either administratively without a hearing, or with a public hearing, typically by the Board of Zoning Adjustments.

Examples of administrative reviews include residences on the east side of Highway 1 and residences within established communities. All coastal permit applications include public notice to neighbors in the vicinity of the subject property and other parties who have requested notice.

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  • County of Sonoma Planning Application Form (PDF: 140 kB) (Revised 09/13/2018)

  • As part of this application, applicant agrees to defend, indemnify, release and hold harmless the County, its agents, officers, attorneys, employees, boards and commissions from any claim, action or proceeding brought against any of the foregoing individuals or entities, the purpose of which is to attack, set aside, void or annul the approval of this application or the adoption of the environmental document which accompanies it. (PDF: 72 kB) (Revised 09/29/2006)

  • Identifies the information and materials to be submitted with a Coastal Permit application.  (PDF: 90 kB) (Revised 05/22/2010}

  • Understanding and agreement that the applicant is responsible for paying these costs even if the application is withdrawn or not approved.  (PDF: 80 kB) (Revised 12/10/2010)

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