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May 9, 2022

Online Well Construction Application is Now Available!

Permit Sonoma has developed an online well construction permit application, available through Permits Online. The updated permit is similar to the old format application that well drillers are familiar with; however, some new questions have been added. Well construction permit applications must be submitted online and will no longer be accepted by email, effective immediately. Read full story


May 9, 2022

Governor Executive Order N-7-22 for Well Permits

On March 28, 2022, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order to address the worsening western drought. The order includes numerous mandates for water conservation, permit streamlining, and modifications to current regulations to address the drought. Of particular significance to Permit Sonoma, the order requires additional review of well permits by local jurisdictions and groundwater sustainability agencies, as specified by paragraph 9 of the order below. Read full story


April 18, 2022

Wet Weather Groundwater Determinations & Percolation Testing for 2022 Season

2022 Wet weather testing season open and closed areas and rainfall totals. Read full story

Press Releases


May 11, 2022 | Permit Sonoma

Board of Supervisors approves temporary moratorium on new vacation rental permits

The Board of Supervisors voted today to establish a 45-day temporary moratorium on new vacation rental permits. The urgency ordinance addresses a spike in vacation rental applications while Permit Sonoma works to bring a comprehensive vacation rental ordinance to the Board of Supervisors for consideration on August 2. Read full story


May 4, 2022 | Permit Sonoma

Board of Supervisors to consider temporary moratorium on new vacation rental permits

On Tuesday, May 10, the Board of Supervisors will consider establishing a 45-day temporary moratorium on new vacation rental permits. The urgency ordinance would address a sudden spike in vacation rental applications while Permit Sonoma works to bring a comprehensive vacation rental ordinance to the Board of Supervisors for consideration on August 2. Read full story


May 2, 2022 | Permit Sonoma

Applications for Curbside Chipper Program open to unincorporated residents

Sonoma County announced today that Permit Sonoma has begun accepting residential applications for the Curbside Chipper Program. The service supports residents of unincorporated Sonoma County in creating defensible space around their homes, neighboring roadsides, and reduces vegetation along access routes. Read full story