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December 10, 2019

Updates Coming to Sonoma County Building & Fire Codes

New state-mandated building codes, that govern the design and construction of structures and the maintenance of life safety systems within structures for fire prevention, go into effect on January 1, 2020. Read full story

September 18, 2019

Revised Third Party Plan Check

As part of our continued pursuit of process improvements, Permit Sonoma has revised the Third Party Plan Check policy (BPC-013). The goal of the revision is to reduce permit processing time by removing some of the obstacles in our previous practice. Read full story

May 20, 2019

Streamlining Building Permit Process

Effective Monday, May 27, 2019, Permit Sonoma will no longer require or offer building permit site reviews in most cases as one of our new process improvements focused on reducing building plan check lead times. Read full story

October 2, 2018

Update on Building Permit Turnaround Times

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 Read full story