Resiliency Permit Center
The Resiliency Permit Center (RPC), overseen by Permit Sonoma, is exclusively dedicated to the residential reconstruction permitting needs of unincorporated Sonoma County related to major wildfires. (Visit the main Permit Center for non-residential rebuilds.)
Located at 2550 Ventura Avenue in Santa Rosa, in Permit Sonoma's former Hearing Room, we are a one stop shop for all residential permits related to major Sonoma County wildfires. We have streamlined the permit application and review process targeting 5 days as the maximum comment response time.
For less complex projects, we will return comments within 3 days or further expedite with over the counter, same day approval.
Permit Sonoma and the Resiliency Permit Center have moved from physical to virtual operations. Both public offices are physically closed. Below are pertinent resources to learn about this transition and to apply for permits electronically instead of in-person:
Where Do I Go for Rebuilding Assistance?
Expedited Permitting for Anyone Who Lost Property in the Fires
Permit Sonoma is providing an expedited permitting approach to anyone who has lost or damaged property in unincorporated Sonoma County due to major wildfires. Depending on your situation, please use one of offices listed:
- Residential Within the Fire Burn Zones: If you are rebuilding a residential property within the fire burn zones, expedited permitting assistance is provided through the Resiliency Permit Center located at Permit Sonoma's former Hearing Room.
- Outside Fire Burn Zones: If your loss or damage occurred within the fire burn zones, but you are rebuilding or remodeling outside the fire burn zones, expedited permitting assistance is provided at the main Permit Sonoma Permit Center.
- Non-Residential: If you are rebuilding a non-residential structure, expedited permitting assistance is provided at the main Permit Sonoma Permit Center.
Featured Residential Rebuilding Services by the RPC
These are a couple of services offered by the Resiliency Permit Center (RPC) to assist you in rebuilding after a major wildfire in Sonoma County:
Schedule a pre-application screening at the Resiliency Permit Center (RPC) to help you submit a complete submittal package and streamline the issuance of your permit.
Expanded Support in Evaluating Rebuilding Construction Proposals
The County’s Resiliency Permit Center offers Bid Proposal Reviews to assist fire survivors in reviewing residential construction bids from potential contractors. These bid reviews are offered at no cost to fire survivors to help you determine whether the scope and pricing of construction bids are appropriate for your rebuilding projects. Contact the Resiliency Permit Center to make an appointment with staff to review your construction bids.
Apply for Residential Permits
We encourage you to schedule a Pre-Application Screening at the Resiliency Permit Center.
These screenings will provide information and resources to help you submit a complete submittal package and streamline the issuance of your permit.
Schedule a Meeting
Call (707) 565-1788
The Resiliency Permit Center’s electronic submittal program enables applicants to submit their permit submittal packets online. Electronic submissions of permit applications streamline the application intake and improve transparency for the permitting process.
Find Out More
Please view our list of Frequently Asked Questions for more information.