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January 27, 2023

Wet Weather Groundwater Determinations & Percolation Testing for 2023 Season

Wet weather testing season open and closed areas and rainfall totals. Read full story

July 1, 2022

Board of Supervisors Consideration of Revised OWTS Manual early 2023

The Board of Supervisors will be considering the revised OWTS Manual at an upcoming meeting early in 2023. With direction from the Board of Supervisors, the revised manual will be submitted to the local Regional Water Board for approval. Read full story

June 21, 2022 | Permit Sonoma

Permit Center Closed to Public Wednesday, June 22 at 12:00 PM

On Wednesday, June 22, 2022, Permit Sonoma's Permit Center will be closing to the public early at 12:00 PM. The Permit Center will reopen on Thursday, June 23 at 8:00 AM. Read full story

Press Releases

December 28, 2022 | Permit Sonoma

Permit Sonoma publishes draft environmental report for county housing plan update

Permit Sonoma announced today that it has published the draft Environmental Impact Report for the most recent version of Sonoma County General Plan’s Housing Element. The report analyzes the environmental impact of the county’s housing policies and programs and proposed rezoning of up to 59 sites for housing. Read full story

December 20, 2022 | Permit Sonoma

Board of Supervisors approves transformative plans to redevelop Sonoma Developmental Center

A Specific Plan for the Sonoma Developmental Center has been approved by the Board of Supervisors, one that calls for the permanent protection of hundreds of acres of open space, building hundreds of units of affordable and workforce housing, provides living wage jobs and creates a walkable community with neighborhood-serving businesses. Read full story

December 8, 2022 | Permit Sonoma

Sonoma County adopts updated state building codes with local amendments

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors voted this week to adopt the California Model Building Codes, which includes requiring the use of electric appliances exclusively in most new residential construction. Read full story