A use permit is required for wineries and winery events. Use Permits are discretionary in nature and may require site specific studies conducted by qualified professionals related to:
- biotic and cultural resources
- water availability
A Use Permit can only be approved if found to be consistent with:
- the Sonoma County General Plan
- applicable Area or Specific Plans
And that the use is compatible with the health, safety, and general welfare of the neighborhood. If approved, the Use Permit will include conditions of approval that must be met prior to vesting the use. Once the conditions of approval have been met, the Use Permit is considered vested and will run with the land and benefit all subsequent property owners (unless the use is limited term).
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