News Index


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


March 15, 2022

Permit Sonoma announces public meetings seeking input on Sonoma Development Center Specific Plan

Permit Sonoma is announcing three workshops to seek public input on the Sonoma Development Center Specific Plan policies and procedures. Those policies and procedures will guide the redevelopment of the more than 900-acre former state institution for people with developmental disabilities. Read full story



February 4, 2022 | Permit Sonoma

Permit Sonoma wants to hear from you about our housingneeds for the Housing Element Update

Permit Sonoma wants to hear from you about our housing needs for the Housing Element Update. Register now for either of these upcoming Public Workshops:February 12, 2022 from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PMFebruary 15, 2022 from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Read full story


December 30, 2021

Operational Permit (OPR) Program Updates

Permit Sonoma has updated Operational Permitapplication requirements. Please view our <a href="/PRMD/Instructions-and-Forms/WLS-047-Operational-Permit-Application-Required-Contents/" title="Operational Permit applicationrequired contents webpage">Operational Permit applicationrequired contents webpage for more details.  The new Operational Permitapplication requirements are effective January 1, 2022. Read full story


November 24, 2021 | Permit Sonoma

New Well & SepticDistricts

The Well & Septic Division has re-assigned districts due to staffing changes. Please select the "Well & Septic Districts Maps" link in the right column of our <a href="/PRMD/Eng-and-Constr/Well-and-Septic/" title="W&Shome page">W&S home page to view the new districts. This change is effective December 1, 2021. Read full story


November 22, 2021 | Permit Sonoma

Board of Supervisors to Consider Adoption of the Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Board of Supervisors will consider adoption of the 2021 Sonoma County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Plan (MJHMP) at a public meeting on December 7, 2021. The final draft of the Plan and other Board materials will be available on the Board of Supervisors website in advance of the meeting. Read full story


October 26, 2021 | Permit Sonoma

Dry Weather Well Testing Closures for 2021

The dry weather well testing season for 2021 is closed as of today: Tuesday, October 26, 2021. Read full story