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For Immediate Release

Sonoma County Launches New Permit System

Santa Rosa, CA  –  June 13, 2016  –  The Sonoma County Permit and Resource Management Department (PRMD) has launched a new permitting system enabling customers to participate more effectively in the County’s permitting process. Known as Permit Sonoma, the new system delivers more transparent services to support sustainable development and environmental protection in unincorporated Sonoma County.

“The Board of Supervisors has made a significant and important investment in our agency’s core mission,” declared Tennis Wick, PRMD Director. “This platform will enhance our department’s ability to serve permit applicants and the broader community in a more transparent and efficient way,” he said.

Built using Accela, Inc.’s Acella Automation software, Permit Sonoma’s need was first identified by an Economic Development Board committee composed of a broad spectrum of the business community. Business at PRMD has increased 15 percent annually since 2013. The agency is projected to serve 30,000 customers and issue approximately 13,000 permits in calendar year 2016.

Additional information about PRMD’s permitting process is available on the PRMD website at


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