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.
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.
Due to the declared and prolonged drought emergency in Sonoma County, Permit Sonoma is opening the dry weather season for well yield testing on June 1, 2022. The typical dry weather season runs from July 15 to October 1 of each year. The Director of Permit and Resource Management has the discretion to extend the dry weather season in accordance with Sonoma County Code section 7-12(1)(c). Given the current and prolonged drought conditions, this year’s time frame is extended from June 1, 2022 to October 1, 2022.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.