Below are some of the most common permits issued by the Building Division:
Most construction, from new construction to alternations and repairs, requires a building permit. There are two types of building permits:
Building with No Plan Check For simpler projects that do not require building plans. (May still require a site plan.)
Building with Plan Check For projects that require building plans.
But in some cases, a building permit is not required:
No Building Permit Required
Simple projects that do not require a building permit. Building codes must still be followed and other permits might still apply (e.g. Well & Septic, Use, or Zoning).
More Information: When Is a Building Permit Not Required? – BPC-005
If a construction project is revised, for example by altering floor plans or adding additional square footage, the revisions must be reviewed and approved by Permit Sonoma prior to making those changes in the field.
Expedited Permitting Process
Certain projects receive expedited permit processing.