Coastal permits are required for development on parcels located within the Coastal Zone (containing "CC" in their zoning code designation). Coastal permits are processed either administratively without a hearing, or with a public hearing, typically by the Board of Zoning Adjustments.
Examples of administrative reviews include residences on the east side of Highway 1 and residences within established communities. All coastal permit applications include public notice to neighbors in the vicinity of the subject property and other parties who have requested notice.
Customers must submit planning applications electronically. Please follow the process to submit a planning application online:
Do Not Print Out Construction Plans or Other Documents
Construction plans and documents are to be submitted electronically. Paper documents are not accepted when applying for a permit.
The instructions and forms listed below are undergoing review. Some may still contain outdated instructions to print out copies of construction plans and documents. Please ignore that instruction and submit electronically. Only print items if directly instructed by Permit Sonoma for your situation.
Instructions and Forms
- (PDF: 140 kB) (Revised 09/13/2018)