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February 20, 2024 | Permit Sonoma

2024 Season - Wet Weather Groundwater Determinations & Percolation Testing: Open in All Areas

Groundwater determinations and percolation testing are necessary for onsite wastewater treatment systems (OWTS). Groundwater determinations and percolation testing are open in the Cloverdale, Guerneville, Healdsburg, Petaluma, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, and Sonoma testing areas. Read full story


February 02, 2024 | Permit Sonoma

Lower Your Insurance Risk with SoCo Adapts

SoCoAdapts and Sonoma County want to help you lower your insurance premiums, give you more choices in insurance plans, and contribute to a safer community. And qualify for $10,000 in rebates! How? Learn more and check your eligibility. Read full story


January 26, 2024 | Permit Sonoma

Updates to the Groundwater Determinations Policy

The Groundwater Determinations Policy has been updated. The changes reflect clarifying language and updates regarding the radius distance surrounding a groundwater test hole, the number of test holes required for a proposed septic system and depths of test holes based on site conditions such as impermeable layers. Read full story


January 22, 2024 | Permit Sonoma

Chipper Program Application Portal Now Open for 2024 Season

Thank you for your interest in the free Sonoma County Chipper Program! We are now taking online applications for the 2024 Season via the Application Portal. Please meet the Chipper Program Guidelines for application approval. Read full story


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. Read full story


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. Read full story


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. Read full story


May 12, 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. Read full story


April 20, 2023 | Permit Sonoma

Sonoma County Building & Fire Code Updates

The new building and fire codes became effective on January 1, 2023. Permit applications received before December 31, 2022 are not required to meet the new codes, and will instead be reviewed and permitted according to the 2019 codes. Read full story


July 01, 2022 | Permit Sonoma

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