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

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Virtual Offices

Electronic ApplicationsVideo Inspections

Records RequestsEnvironmental Notices


If you have concerns, questions, or suggestions about our new virtual office, please contact Permit Sonoma Director or (707) 565-1900.

For questions for specific Permit Sonoma disciplines, find the email address on our Services page.
For Permit Center questions, e-mail:

Permit Sonoma Ombudsperson: Member of the management team who is focused on providing customer service on individual projects and facilitating process improvements for the permitting process. Contact the Ombudsperson

Please note that during our virtual operations, the best way to reach staff is via email.

  • When: April 22, 2021 at 1:00 PM

    Hearing for the Board of Zoning Adjustments, part of the Sonoma County Planning Agency, discussing applications for Use Permits, Zoning Variances, and Coastal Development Permits.

  • Permit Sonoma

    When: April 22, 2021 from 1:00 3:00 PM

    Monthly Steering Committee meeting held to advise the development of the new Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan and is open to the public.

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