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County Administrator's Office

Sonoma County Cannabis Program

Search for Cannabis Permits

Instructions for Searching for Permits

  1. Go to Permits Online:
  2. Select "Search Existing Permits" button on the Permits Online homepage.

    screen capture: Search Existing Permits button
  3. If you already know the number of the permit you are interested in, the easiest method is to search by permit number within the "Search Existing Permits" search box on the right side of the screen.

    screen capture: Permits Online screen with Search Existing Permits box highlighted

    If you do not have the specific permit information or want to perform a general search for cannabis permits, do the following:
  4. Select the "Planning" link under "Search for Records."
  5. Fill in the fields under the “General Search” section to set filters for your search.

    screen capture: General Search screen with link to Planning highlighted and fields for search filters highlighted
  6. Selecting a specific record type further narrows the scope of the search (example: Cannabis Use Permits) within the certain date range. Be sure to scroll down and select the "Search" button at the bottom of the screen. This will generate a list of all applications started within that date range.

    screen capture: Record Type drop-down input with Cannabis Use Permit selected
  7. From search results list, select the desired Record Number to view application information including parcel information, related documents, and permit status. These records are updated by staff when new information is available.

    Select the "Download results" link above the search results to download the results in a CSV (spreadsheet) format.

    screen capture: search results listing all Cannabis use permits, with one of the permit number links highlighted