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November 08, 2023 | Permit Sonoma

SoCo Adapts Free Wildfire Risk Assessment

Get up to $10,000 in rebates to reduce your wildfire risk. Get a free wildfire risk assessment to become eligible for up to $10,000 in rebates to reduce your wildfire risk (final rebate amounts are subject to change). Enter a location to check eligibility.

August 11, 2023 | Permit Sonoma

Permits Online Unavailable 5 PM August 11 until 8 AM August 14

Permit Sonoma is excited to roll out the new Digital Plan Room (DPR). In preparation for these improvements, Permit Sonoma's online permitting tool, Permits Online, will be down from Friday, August 11, at 5 PM until Monday, August 14, at 8 AM.

May 15, 2023 | Permit Sonoma

End of Extended COVID Permit Expiration Date

In order to support the difficulties the COVID-19 pandemic brought to the community, Permit Sonoma offered customers a two-year extension above and beyond the regular timelines for various ministerial applications and permits. The conditions attributing to the local emergency no longer exist and the Board of Supervisors is rescinding the local emergency as of May 16, 2023. As such the policy extending the expiration dates will sunset effective May 17, 2023.

November 29, 2023 | Permit Sonoma

Permit Sonoma to host cannabis ordinance update information meetings December 13

Permit Sonoma will host two Comprehensive Cannabis Program Update meetings on December 13 to update the public on key program elements and the mapping of residential enclaves in an effort to improve compatibility between cannabis land uses and the neighborhoods they are located within or near.

October 30, 2023 | Permit Sonoma

Sonoma County Housing Element certified by California Department of Housing and Urban Development

The County of Sonoma’s Housing Element has been certified by the California Department of Housing and Community Development, signifying the County’s compliance with State Housing Element law. Certification makes the County eligible for considerable grants and state funding opportunities to support affordable housing. Sonoma County and its nine cities are the first subregion in the Bay Area to be fully certified.

August 23, 2023 | Permit Sonoma

Sonoma County Supervisors approve Housing Element

The Board of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously approved an update to Sonoma County’s Housing Element, a component of the General Plan that, among other things, identifies pipeline projects and developable areas to ensure the county meets its obligation to create 3,824 additional housing units by 2031.