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.
Submit Planning Applications Electronically
Customers must submit planning applications electronically. Because our online permitting portal is not yet configured for Planning e-submittals, the submittal process will take place by email.
Please follow the process to submit a planning application online:
Instructions and Forms
PJR-001 Planning Application (PDF)County of Sonoma Planning Application Form (PDF: 140 kB) (Revised 09/13/2018)