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Each permit or activity type processed by Permit Sonoma has a subtype code attached that specifies what type of project the permit or activity represents.

These SubTypes are unique to the different types of permits or activities.

Commenly used Permit Types and Descriptions:

  • CANC = Canceled
  • MISC = Miscellaneous
  • OTHR = Other
  • UNKN = Type Not Yet Determined
  • VOID = Voided Application

Address / Road Name Assignment (C-RNC)

ADDR Address Assignment
PROJ See Concurrent Processing Project (PLP file)
RNC Road Name Change

Agricultural Commisoner Erosion Control (AB-ACO)

L I ON L I Orchard New Planting
L I OR L I Orchard Replanting
L I VN L I Vineyard New Planting L I VR L I Vineyard Replanting
L II ON L II Orchard New Planing L II OR L II Orchard Replanting
L II VN L II Vineyard New Planting L II VR L II Vineyard Replanting

Building - Permits (A-BLD, B-BLD and WA-BLD)

ALRM Res or Com - Alarm System
CALT Non-Residential - Addition / Remodel / HVAC
CNEW Non-Residential - New Commercial / Industrial / Institutional
CONV Single / Multi Family Dwelling - New residential unit from conversion CWIN Winery Related
DRPR Damage Repair (Flood / Wind / Earthquake) ELEV Elevate Structure
FMIT Fire Standards Mitigation
GQNW Civilian Group Quarters (Nursing homes, shelters, dormitories) M2ND Mobile / Manufactured Home Second Unit - HUD Inspected MAGE Mobile Home Ag Worker (HUD Inspected)
MALT Multi Family - Addition / Remodel / HVAC MAST Master Plan / Stock Plan
MHOM Mobile Home Single Family Dwelling (SFD) - HUD Inspected MISC All Miscellaneous Buildings (Not Residential or Commercial) MIXD Mixed Use (Live-Work)
MNEW Multi Family - New Residential
MREP Multi Family - Replacement (Demolition Permit Required) MREW Mutli Family - Renew Issued Permit or Plan Check OTHS Structures other than buildings (Walls, Towers, etc.) S2ND Second Unit
SAGE Ag Worker Housing (Permanent)
SALT Single Family Dwelling (SFD) - Additions/Remodels/HVAC SNEW Single Family Dwelling (SFD) - New (including modular) SNW2 Single Family Dwelling (SFD) - with Attached Second Unit SPRK Sprinkler - Residential or Commercial
SREP Single Family Dwelling (SFD) - Replacement (Demolition Permit Required) SREW Single Family Dwelling (SFD) - Renew Issued Permit or Plan Check

Building - Stock Plans (STOCK)

METL Stock Plan - Metal Building OTHR Stock Plan - Other
POOL Stock Plan - POOL
SFD Stock Plan - Single Family Dwelling (SFD) TANK Stock Plan - Tank

Building - Temporary Utility / Occupancy / Mobile Homes (A-TEM)

AGEM Ag Employee Temporary Trailer
CGVR Caregiver Trailer / Mobile Home / Recreational Vehicle CONS Construction Trailer / Mobile Home / Recreational Vehicle TOCC Temporary Occupancy
UTIL Temporary Gas and / or Electric VOID Voided Application

Building - Site Reviews (SITE-BLD)

BLPR Building Property Report
BLSR Building Site Review
ELEV Elevate Structure
FLZD Flood Zone Determination - NO Site Review
FLZS Flood Zone Determination - WITH Site Review

Demolition - Permits (AB-DEM)

CDMO Non-Residential - Demolition
MDMO Multi Family - Demolition
SDMO Single Family Dwelling (SFD) - Demolition Single / Multi Family Dwelling (SFD/MFD) - Demolition of illegal residential unit
VDMO removal of kitchen

Drainage - Permits (AB-DRN)

DRAI Drainage Permit

Encroachment - Permits (AB-ENC)

AAP Annual Agency Permit DR Driveway
FEN Fence
LS Landscape
MIS Miscellaneous
RD Road Improvement
SIG Sign
SUBD Subdivision TR Tree
USB Utility - Subdivision UTB Utility - Boring
UTC Utility - Conduit
UTD Utility - Drainage
UTE Utility - Electric
UTG Utility - Gas
UTI Utility - Irrigation
UTJ Utility - Joint
UTP Utility - Telephone
UTS Utility - Sewer
UTT Utility - Television
UTW Utility - Water VOID Voided application

Grading - Permits (AB-GRD)

ENGR Grading - Engineered
GRDG Grading - Not Engineered
IMPR Improvement Plan
SUBD Subdivision

Planning - Most Applications 

Refer to list below. (AB-ADR, AB-ORD, AB-ZPE, B-ACC, B-CPN, B-LLA, B-ZPE, B-ZPE-2, C-ADA, C-CCC, C- CMO, C-CPH, C-CPP, C-DRH, C-GPA, C-LLA, C-MJS, C-MNS, C-SPA, C-USE, C-VAR and C-ZCE)

ACC Administrative Certificate of Compliance AGPE Ag Preserve - Establishment
AGPM Ag Preserve - Modification
AGPO Ag Preserve - Phase-Out
CCC Conditional Certificate of Compliance
CMO Certificate of Modification
DUA Dwelling Unit Allotment
LLA Lot Line Adjustment
MJS Major Subdivision
MNS Minor Subdivision
NONE Type Not Yet Determined
ORD Ordinance Determination / Interpretation
PROJ See current Processing Project (PLP file)
RNC Road Name Change
VAR Variance
VMGR Voluntary Merger

Planning - Agricultural

AG01 Confined Animals
AG02 Horse Related
AG03 Nursery / Landscape Material
AG04 Processing (other than Winery / Brewery)
AG05 Sales / Service / Storage
AG06 Winery / Brewery Related
AG99 Miscellaneous / General Plan Amendment / Zone Change

Planning - Commercial

CM01 Auto Related
CM02 Bed & Breakfast
CM03 Antenna / Tower / Pole CM04 Signage
CM05 Day / Group / Residential Care CM06 Home Occupation
CM07 Kennel / Vet
CM08 Office or Medical
CM09 Recreation / Lodging
CM10 Restaurant / Bar
CM11 Retail Local / Visitor
CM99 Miscellaneous / General Plan Amendment / Zone Change

Planning - Industrial

IN01 Contractor Equipment
IN02 Truck Terminal
IN03 Manufacture / Process
IN04 Mining / Concrete / Asphalt
IN05 Warehouse Related
IN99 Miscellaneous / General Plan Amendment / Zone Change

Planning - Institutional

IS01 Church
IS02 Park
IS03 School
IS04 Fire / Police
IS05 Airport
IS06 Road Improvement
IS99 Miscellaneous / General Plan Amendment / Zone Change

Planning - Mills Act (C-MIL)

MILE Establish Mills Act Contract
MILM Modify Mills Act Contract
MILP Phase-Out Mills Act Contract

Planning - Miscellaneous

MS01 Conference / Retreat / Center MS02 Golf Course Related
MS03 Commercial / Residential Mixed Use MS04 Special Events
MS05 Timber Related
MS06 Landmarks
MS07 Grading / Ponds / Retaining Walls
MS08 Non-Conforming Determination
MS09 Admin Certs of Compliance with Conditional Certs of Compliance
MS99 Miscellaneous

Planning - Residential

RS01 Ag Employee Mobile Home / Single Family Dwelling
RS02 Caretaker Mobile Home / Single Family Dwelling
RS03 Low Income Project
RS04 Mobile Home (Not Manufactured)
RS05 Muti Family Related
RS06 Single Family Related
RS07 Second Unit
RS99 Miscellaneous / General Plan Amendment / Zone Change

Pre-application (B-PRE)

COM Commercial
RES Residential

Rapid Evaluation Safety Assessments - Flooding / Storm Damage (FLOOD)

COM Commercial
EMER Emergency Service
GAR Garage
GOVE Government
HIST Historical
INDU Industrial
MHOM Mobile Home
MULT Multi Family Dwelling
OFFI Office
OTHR Other type of building/structure
PUBL Public Assembly
SCHO School
SFD Single Family Dwelling

Septic - Permits (B-SEP, B-VES)

AERO Aerobic Unit in System ATGR At-Grade
BOTT Bottomless Sand Filter DRIP Drip Irrigation
FILL Filled Land System
INGR Shallow In-Grade System MND Mound System
MND2 Mound 2 System OTHR Other
PACK Package Treatment Plant PD Pressure Distribution System
SAND Single Pass Sand Filter
SHAL Shallow Sloping
STAN Standard System
STAP Standard Pre-Treatment
STPD Shallow Trench Pressure Distribution
WAIV Waiver
ZDTO Z D Toilet

Septic - Vesting Certificates (B-VES) AERO Aerobic Unit In System ATGR At Grade

BOTT Bottomless Sand Filter COMM Community Operational
DRIP Drip Irrigation
ET Evaportranspiration Bed
FILL Filled Land System
INGR Shallow In-Grade System
MND Mound System
MND2 Mound 2 System
OTHR Other Type
PD Pressure Distribution System
PEAT Peat Moss System
RECR

Recirculating Sand Filter

SAND Single Pass Sand Filter
SHAL Shallow Sloping
STA+ Standard System with Operational Permit
STAN Standard Septic System
STPD Shallow Trench Pressure Distribution
ZDTO Z D Toilet

Septic - Operational Permits (B-OPR) ATGP At Grade Pre-Treatment ATG

BOTP Bottomless Sand Fltr w/PreTtmt BOTT Bottomless Sand Filter
COMM Community Operational
DRIP Drip Irrigation Pre-Treatment
ET Evaapotranspiration Bed
INGR Shallow In Grade
MND Mound
MND2 Mound 2 System
MNDP Mound Pre-Treatment
PACK Package Treatment Plant
PD Pressure Distribution
PDP Pressure Distribution - Pre-Treatment
PEAT Peat Moss System
RECR Recirculating Sand Filter
STAN Standard System
STAP Standard Pre-Treatment
ZDTO Z D Toilet Electric
BIKE Bikeathon
CELE Celebration
FEST Festival / Fair
FILM Movie / TV Filming
MARA Marathon
PARA Parade
RUN Run
TRAI Trail Ride
TRIA Triathalon
WALK Walk

Survey - Applications (SURVEY)

COR Corner Record
EXT Extension of Time
FM Final Map
PM Parcel Map
PRIV Private Improvements
PUB Public Improvements
ROS Record of Survey
ROWV Right of Way Vacation

Transportation Permits (A-TRN)

ANNU Annual Transportation CRAN Crane Daily
SING Single Trip

Well - Permits (B-WEL)

GWTR Groundwater Study
PUMP Pump Test - Well Yield Report
WELL Water Well

Well / Septic - Site Reviews (SITE-W/S)

FRPT Findings Report
PRCD Perc Data Review
PREP Pre-Perc
PRSU Perc Review Subdivision
SITE Site Inspection
WWGW Wet Weather Ground Water Determination

Violation - Complaints (VIO-CMPL)

CODECMPL Code Enforcement Complaint
ENCRCMPL Encroachment Complaint
STWRCMPL Storm Water Complaint

Violation - Violation - Building (VIO-BLDG) 

COCC Change of Occupancys
CWOP Construction Without Permit
DANG Dangerous
EXEC Exceeded Scope of Permit(s)
FSTD Fire Safe Standards
HASU Hazardous / Substandard Conditions
HCAP Handicap Accessibility
POOL Pool Regulations SUBS Substandard Housing
UNKN Type Not Yet Determined

Violation - Grading (VIO-GRDG)

1108 Ordinance 1108 Violation
4467 Ordinance 4467 Violation
EXCE Exceeded Scope of Permit(s)
GWOP Grading Without Permits
UNKN Type Not Yet Determined

Violation - Planning (VIO-PLAN)

ANIM Animals
BUSI Business
COND Conditions are NOT met
DWEL Dwelling
JUNK Junk
MHOM Mobile Home
SETB Setback(s)
SIGN Sign
VEHI Vehicle(s)

Violation - Stormwater (VIO-STWR)

STWR Stormwater Violation

Violation - Well/Septic (VIO-WSEP)

BROK Broken Waste Line
FAIL Failing Sewage Disposal System
FUNC Non-Standard System (Functional)
GRAY Graywater Discharge
NOIS Noise
NONP Nonpayment of Operational Permit fees
NOPR Non-Standard System without Permit
SEWA Sewage - Septic Failure
SEWB Sewage - Backup
SWOP Septic System without Permit
WATR Water

Each permit or activity type processed by Permit Sonoma has a subtype code attached that specifies what type of project the permit or activity represents.

These SubTypes are unique to the different types of permits or activities.

Commenly used  Permit Types and Descriptions:

  • CANC =Canceled
  • MISC = Miscellaneous
  • OTHR = Other
  • UNKN = Type Not Yet Determined
  • VOID = Voided Application

Address / Road Name Assignment (C-RNC)

ADDRAddress Assignment
PROJSee Concurrent Processing Project (PLP file)
RNCRoad Name Change

Agricultural Commisoner Erosion Control (AB-ACO)

L I ONL I Orchard New Planting
L I OR L I Orchard Replanting
L I VNL I Vineyard New Planting L I VR L I Vineyard Replanting
L II ONL II Orchard New Planing L II OR L II Orchard Replanting
L II VNL II Vineyard New Planting L II VR L II Vineyard Replanting

Building - Permits (A-BLD, B-BLD and WA-BLD)

ALRMRes or Com - Alarm System
CALT Non-Residential - Addition / Remodel / HVAC
CNEWNon-Residential - New Commercial / Industrial / Institutional
CONVSingle / Multi Family Dwelling - New residential unit from conversion CWIN Winery Related
DRPR Damage Repair (Flood / Wind / Earthquake) ELEV Elevate Structure
FMIT Fire Standards Mitigation
GQNWCivilian Group Quarters (Nursing homes, shelters, dormitories) M2ND Mobile / Manufactured Home Second Unit - HUD Inspected MAGE Mobile Home Ag Worker (HUD Inspected)
MALT Multi Family - Addition / Remodel / HVAC MAST Master Plan / Stock Plan
MHOM Mobile Home Single Family Dwelling (SFD) - HUD Inspected MISC All Miscellaneous Buildings (Not Residential or Commercial) MIXD Mixed Use (Live-Work)
MNEWMulti Family - New Residential
MREPMulti Family - Replacement (Demolition Permit Required) MREW Mutli Family - Renew Issued Permit or Plan Check OTHS Structures other than buildings (Walls, Towers, etc.) S2ND Second Unit
SAGE Ag Worker Housing (Permanent)
SALTSingle Family Dwelling (SFD) - Additions/Remodels/HVAC SNEW Single Family Dwelling (SFD) - New (including modular) SNW2 Single Family Dwelling (SFD) - with Attached Second Unit SPRK Sprinkler - Residential or Commercial
SREPSingle Family Dwelling (SFD) - Replacement (Demolition Permit Required) SREW Single Family Dwelling (SFD) - Renew Issued Permit or Plan Check

Building - Stock Plans (STOCK)

METLStock Plan - Metal Building OTHR Stock Plan - Other
POOLStock Plan - POOL
SFDStock Plan - Single Family Dwelling (SFD) TANK Stock Plan - Tank

Building - Temporary Utility / Occupancy / Mobile Homes (A-TEM)

AGEMAg Employee Temporary Trailer
CGVRCaregiver Trailer / Mobile Home / Recreational Vehicle CONS Construction Trailer / Mobile Home / Recreational Vehicle TOCC Temporary Occupancy
UTILTemporary Gas and / or Electric VOID Voided Application

Building - Site Reviews (SITE-BLD)

BLPR Building Property Report
BLSRBuilding Site Review
ELEVElevate Structure
FLZD Flood Zone Determination - NO Site Review
FLZSFlood Zone Determination - WITH Site Review

Demolition - Permits (AB-DEM)

CDMONon-Residential - Demolition
MDMOMulti Family - Demolition
SDMOSingle Family Dwelling (SFD) - Demolition Single / Multi Family Dwelling (SFD/MFD) - Demolition of illegal residential unit
VDMOremoval of kitchen

Drainage - Permits (AB-DRN)

DRAI Drainage Permit

Encroachment - Permits (AB-ENC)

AAPAnnual Agency Permit DR Driveway
FENFence
LSLandscape
MISMiscellaneous
RDRoad Improvement
SIGSign
SUBDSubdivision TR Tree
USB Utility - Subdivision UTB Utility - Boring
UTCUtility - Conduit
UTDUtility - Drainage
UTE Utility - Electric
UTGUtility - Gas
UTI Utility - Irrigation
UTJUtility - Joint
UTPUtility - Telephone
UTSUtility - Sewer
UTTUtility - Television
UTWUtility - Water VOID Voided application

Grading - Permits (AB-GRD)

ENGRGrading - Engineered
GRDGGrading - Not Engineered
IMPRImprovement Plan
SUBDSubdivision

Planning - Most Applications 

Refer to list below. (AB-ADR, AB-ORD, AB-ZPE, B-ACC, B-CPN, B-LLA, B-ZPE, B-ZPE-2, C-ADA, C-CCC, C- CMO, C-CPH, C-CPP, C-DRH, C-GPA, C-LLA, C-MJS, C-MNS, C-SPA, C-USE, C-VAR and C-ZCE)

ACCAdministrative Certificate of Compliance AGPE Ag Preserve - Establishment
AGPM Ag Preserve - Modification
AGPOAg Preserve - Phase-Out
CCCConditional Certificate of Compliance
CMOCertificate of Modification
DUADwelling Unit Allotment
LLALot Line Adjustment
MJSMajor Subdivision
MNSMinor Subdivision
NONEType Not Yet Determined
ORDOrdinance Determination / Interpretation
PROJSee current Processing Project (PLP file)
RNCRoad Name Change
VAR Variance
VMGRVoluntary Merger

Planning - Agricultural

AG01Confined Animals
AG02Horse Related
AG03 Nursery / Landscape Material
AG04Processing (other than Winery / Brewery)
AG05 Sales / Service / Storage
AG06Winery / Brewery Related
AG99Miscellaneous / General Plan Amendment / Zone Change

Planning - Commercial

CM01Auto Related
CM02Bed & Breakfast
CM03 Antenna / Tower / Pole CM04 Signage
CM05Day / Group / Residential Care CM06 Home Occupation
CM07Kennel / Vet
CM08Office or Medical
CM09Recreation / Lodging
CM10Restaurant / Bar
CM11Retail Local / Visitor
CM99Miscellaneous / General Plan Amendment / Zone Change

Planning - Industrial

IN01Contractor Equipment
IN02Truck Terminal
IN03Manufacture / Process
IN04Mining / Concrete / Asphalt
IN05Warehouse Related
IN99Miscellaneous / General Plan Amendment / Zone Change

Planning - Institutional

IS01Church
IS02Park
IS03School
IS04Fire / Police
IS05Airport
IS06Road Improvement
IS99Miscellaneous / General Plan Amendment / Zone Change

Planning - Mills Act (C-MIL)

MILEEstablish Mills Act Contract
MILMModify Mills Act Contract
MILPPhase-Out Mills Act Contract

Planning - Miscellaneous

MS01Conference / Retreat / Center MS02 Golf Course Related
MS03Commercial / Residential Mixed Use MS04 Special Events
MS05Timber Related
MS06Landmarks
MS07Grading / Ponds / Retaining Walls
MS08Non-Conforming Determination
MS09 Admin Certs of Compliance with Conditional Certs of Compliance
MS99Miscellaneous

Planning - Residential

RS01Ag Employee Mobile Home / Single Family Dwelling
RS02Caretaker Mobile Home / Single Family Dwelling
RS03Low Income Project
RS04Mobile Home (Not Manufactured)
RS05Muti Family Related
RS06Single Family Related
RS07Second Unit
RS99 Miscellaneous / General Plan Amendment / Zone Change

Pre-application (B-PRE)

COMCommercial
RES Residential

Rapid Evaluation Safety Assessments - Flooding / Storm Damage (FLOOD)

COM Commercial
EMEREmergency Service
GARGarage
GOVEGovernment
HISTHistorical
INDUIndustrial
MHOMMobile Home
MULTMulti Family Dwelling
OFFIOffice
OTHROther type of building/structure
PUBLPublic Assembly
SCHO School
SFDSingle Family Dwelling

Septic - Permits (B-SEP, B-VES)

AEROAerobic Unit in System ATGR At-Grade
BOTTBottomless Sand Filter DRIP Drip Irrigation
FILLFilled Land System
INGRShallow In-Grade System MND Mound System
MND2Mound 2 System OTHR Other
PACKPackage Treatment Plant PD Pressure Distribution System
SANDSingle Pass Sand Filter
SHALShallow Sloping
STANStandard System
STAPStandard Pre-Treatment
STPDShallow Trench Pressure Distribution
WAIVWaiver
ZDTO Z D Toilet

Septic - Vesting Certificates (B-VES) AERO Aerobic Unit In System ATGR At Grade

BOTT Bottomless Sand Filter COMM Community Operational
DRIPDrip Irrigation
ETEvaportranspiration Bed
FILLFilled Land System
INGR Shallow In-Grade System
MND Mound System
MND2Mound 2 System
OTHR Other Type
PDPressure Distribution System
PEAT Peat Moss System
RECR

Recirculating Sand Filter

SANDSingle Pass Sand Filter
SHALShallow Sloping
STA+ Standard System with Operational Permit
STANStandard Septic System
STPDShallow Trench Pressure Distribution
ZDTOZ D Toilet

Septic - Operational Permits (B-OPR) ATGP At Grade Pre-Treatment ATG

BOTPBottomless Sand Fltr w/PreTtmt BOTT Bottomless Sand Filter
COMM Community Operational
DRIPDrip Irrigation Pre-Treatment
ETEvaapotranspiration Bed
INGRShallow In Grade
MNDMound
MND2Mound 2 System
MNDPMound Pre-Treatment
PACKPackage Treatment Plant
PDPressure Distribution
PDPPressure Distribution - Pre-Treatment
PEATPeat Moss System
RECRRecirculating Sand Filter
STANStandard System
STAPStandard Pre-Treatment
ZDTOZ D Toilet Electric
BIKE Bikeathon
CELECelebration
FESTFestival / Fair
FILMMovie / TV Filming
MARAMarathon
PARAParade
RUNRun
TRAI Trail Ride
TRIA Triathalon
WALK Walk

Survey - Applications (SURVEY)

CORCorner Record
EXTExtension of Time
FM Final Map
PMParcel Map
PRIVPrivate Improvements
PUBPublic Improvements
ROSRecord of Survey
ROWVRight of Way Vacation

Transportation Permits (A-TRN)

ANNUAnnual Transportation CRAN Crane Daily
SING Single Trip

Well - Permits (B-WEL)

GWTRGroundwater Study
PUMPPump Test - Well Yield Report
WELLWater Well

Well / Septic - Site Reviews (SITE-W/S)

FRPTFindings Report
PRCDPerc Data Review
PREPPre-Perc
PRSUPerc Review Subdivision
SITESite Inspection
WWGWWet Weather Ground Water Determination

Violation - Complaints (VIO-CMPL)

CODECMPLCode Enforcement Complaint
ENCRCMPLEncroachment Complaint
STWRCMPLStorm Water Complaint

Violation - Violation - Building (VIO-BLDG) 

COCCChange of Occupancys
CWOP Construction Without Permit
DANGDangerous
EXECExceeded Scope of Permit(s)
FSTDFire Safe Standards
HASUHazardous / Substandard Conditions
HCAPHandicap Accessibility
POOLPool Regulations SUBS Substandard Housing
UNKN Type Not Yet Determined

Violation - Grading (VIO-GRDG)

1108Ordinance 1108 Violation
4467Ordinance 4467 Violation
EXCEExceeded Scope of Permit(s)
GWOPGrading Without Permits
UNKN Type Not Yet Determined

Violation - Planning (VIO-PLAN)

ANIMAnimals
BUSI Business
CONDConditions are NOT met
DWELDwelling
JUNKJunk
MHOMMobile Home
SETBSetback(s)
SIGNSign
VEHIVehicle(s)

Violation - Stormwater (VIO-STWR)

STWR Stormwater Violation

Violation - Well/Septic (VIO-WSEP)

BROKBroken Waste Line
FAILFailing Sewage Disposal System
FUNCNon-Standard System (Functional)
GRAYGraywater Discharge
NOISNoise
NONPNonpayment of Operational Permit fees
NOPRNon-Standard System without Permit
SEWASewage - Septic Failure
SEWBSewage - Backup
SWOP Septic System without Permit
WATR Water