The County’s issuance of this permit is a ministerial act. Permit Sonoma bases permit issuance on compliance with the County Code. The agency does not withhold permit issuance for other agency permits or approvals. Other Federal, State, and/or Local agencies may have an interest in your project and may require permits or authorizations before you begin your project. Issuance of this County permit does not authorize violation of Federal or State law, and does not excuse any requirement to obtain other required permits or authorizations before beginning the project. It is the permit recipient’s responsibility to obtain any necessary permits or authorizations from Federal, State and/or Local agencies.
Permit Sonoma is not a clearinghouse for these Federal, State, or Local agencies. Under the California and Federal Endangered Species Acts, the “take” of listed species without a permit is prohibited. A qualified professional biologist can assist you to determine if your project may result in “take" of a listed species. Examples of Federal and/or State threatened and endangered species found in locations in Sonoma County include the California Red-Legged Frog, Northern Spotted Owl, California Tiger Salamander, Marbled Murrelet, California Clapper Rail, Western Snowy Plover, White-Tailed Kite, Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Steelhead Trout, Tidewater Goby, and California Freshwater Shrimp. Questions about State and Federal listed species, and related procedures and potential permit requirements, should be directed to:
- California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Fairfield, (707) 428-2002
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Sacramento (916) 414-6464
- NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service, Santa Rosa (707) 575-6050 (marine and anadromous fish)
Maps of critical habitat designated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service can be obtained at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife website: http://ecos.fws.gov/crithab/ Permit recipients should be aware that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have identified substantial areas of the Santa Rosa Plain as habitat for the California Tiger Salamander.
It is the permit recipient’s responsibility to determine whether and to what extent your project will require permits or authorizations from other agencies, including from the agencies identified above.