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Permit Center Reopening; Digital Tools Remain Best

Published:  March 16, 2021

The State has moved Sonoma County to the “Red Tier,” relaxing several COVID-19 restrictions. In response, Permit Sonoma will physically reopen our Permit Center to the public 20 hours per week, starting Wednesday, March 17, 2021. Please be mindful that our digital tools and email remain the most efficient way to have your permit processed or reach staff.

Permit Center

Face Masks Required - Requerido usar MascarillaThis last year has changed many things, including our lobby. Due to the health order:

  • Customers and staff must wear a mask.
  • Customers cannot exchange paper with staff.
  • There is no customer seating or waiting inside the Permit Center.
  • Our occupancy will be limited.

The Permit Center will have staff available to assist you with your electronic permit processing from:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday:
    9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Wednesday:
    12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Virtual Office

We continue to encourage the use of our digital tools. Our online permitting services remain the best way to have your permit processed and email is the best way to contact staffRecords requests and vacation rental questions will not be processed in person and still need to be submitted virtually.


You can also reach a staff member by phone. Please call (707) 565-1900 and press 0 to speak to the operator who will direct you to the correct person or division. Services will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. If the staff member you are trying to reach is unavailable, you can leave a voicemail that will be returned within 48-72 hours.

More COVID-19 Information

Sonoma County

You can find local COVID-19 information and resources by visiting the website. Thank you for your patience.  We look forward to your business!

Permit Sonoma

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