Sonoma County Code provides building permit exemption provisions for buildings designed and constructed for use in housing farm machinery, animals, supplies or products that are harvested from or utilized on a parcel of land consisting of five acres or more.
An agricultural use must presently exist on the property. Although the agricultural building does not need a building permit, the design and construction must comply with building code requirements.
This exemption is permitted in certain zoning districts where an agricultural use has been established on the property.
Permit Sonoma may provide agricultural exemption from a standard building permit. Below are resources to assist you with seeking agricultural permit exemptions.