Permit & Resource
Management Department

Permit Sonoma is Sonoma County's consolidated land use planning and development permitting agency. Virtually any land development or construction that takes place in the unincorporated area of Sonoma County (outside the nine incorporated cities) is reviewed, permitted, and inspected by Permit Sonoma.   Read More About Us

Sonoma County Rebuilding Together

Rebuilding Together

The official information and resource site for rebuilding efforts, within the unincorporated areas of Sonoma County, related to the 2017 Sonoma Complex Fire.

  • When: November 1, 2018 at 9:00 AM
    Public Meeting for Project Review and Advisory Committee
  • When: November 1, 2018 at 1:00 PM
    County of Sonoma Planning Commission Meeting will serve to answer questions on the Planning Commission Staff Report.
  • When: November 6, 2018 at 3:00 PM
    The Landmarks Commission designates historic landmarks, reviews development proposals involving historic properties, and administers an historic resources preservation program.
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  • Published on October 2, 2018

    As many of you know, in this competitive job market, our entire industry is experiencing a challenge in recruiting and retaining skilled building staff. Permit Sonoma currently has a 40 percent temporary shortage in staff members that review building permits. Our department closely monitors our permit turnaround times and makes this information publicly available through our online performance dashboard.   Read More

  • Published on September 28, 2018

    In this issue of our newsletter, we have an update to the County Septic Policy, tips to make sure your parcel is ready for winter, and news from the County’s cannabis code enforcement.

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Sonoma County Cannabis Program

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Sonoma County Cannabis Program

Permits for cultivation and distribution, taxes, policy, personal use, and more.

Housing Initiatives

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Permit Sonoma is introducing several initiatives to help meet the County's ambitious housing production goal.

Vacation Rentals

Obtain a Vacation Rental or Hosted Rental permit.
Submit a complaint about a Vacation Rental.
Become certified as a Property Manager for a Vacation Rental property.

Online Mapping

ActiveMap Viewer Collection
Access location-based information pertaining to a specific subject and/or area within unincorporated Sonoma County.

Green Building

Green Building logoFind customized checklists to document compliance with new green building projects. Learn about the CALGreen Special Inspector program.

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Permit Sonoma Careers

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Help Wanted

Find out which Permit Sonoma positions are available.

SB 272

Senate Bill 272 requires local agencies publish a list of systems that serve as original sources of data within an agency.

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