Sonoma County Building Regulations
Chapter 7, Article II of Sonoma County's Municipal Code outlines Building Regulations for the unincorporated area of this county. This includes regulations for construction, maintenance, use and occupancy as required to provide the minimum standards to safeguard the life, limb and property and protect the public health, safety and general welfare.
California Building Code
Every three years, the State adopts new codes to establish uniform standards for the construction and maintenance of buildings. The California Building Code is the basis for the design and construction of buildings in California.
Building and Fire Code Updates - Effective January 1, 2020
Permit applications received on or after January 1, 2020 must meet the new codes. (Permit applications received before December 31, 2019 do not need to meet the new codes, and will instead be reviewed and permitted according to the 2016 codes.)
View Latest Technical Bulletins for the New Codes
Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance
Notice to Applicants for Commercial Building Permits
Under federal and state law, compliance with disability access laws is a serious and significant responsibility that applies to all California building owners and tenants with buildings open to the public.
Disability Access Requirements and Resources (PDF: 115 kB)