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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

May 31, 2022

Dry Weather Well Season Opening Early Due to Ongoing Drought Emergency

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. Read full story

Press Releases

December 5, 2022 | Permit Sonoma

Permit Sonoma announces Equity Working Committee membership

Permit Sonoma today announced the names of 20 individuals selected for a new Equity Working Committee designed to help shape land-use planning through an equity lens. More than 125 people applied to participate on the committee that will assist in developing Permit Sonoma and Sonoma County’s environmental justice policies and risk-reduction planning for wildfire and other hazards by centering the expertise of under-resourced communities. Read full story

November 30, 2022 | Permit Sonoma

Sonoma County receives first $5.7 million of FEMA grant to reduce risk of wildfire

Sonoma County received an award of $5.7 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency through the California Office of Emergency Services for Wildfire Resilient Sonoma County, a wildfire risk reduction program. The $37 million Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant announced for the County of Sonoma represents one of only two such wildfire resiliency grant projects funded nationally to date. Read full story

November 28, 2022 | Permit Sonoma

Permit Sonoma announces review meetings for Sonoma County’s Community Wildfire Protection Plan

Permit Sonoma, Sonoma County’s fire prevention and natural resources management department, is inviting the public to attend one of two community meetings to learn more about and provide comments on the Community Wildfire Protection Plan or CWPP. The Community Wildfire Protection Plan contains hazard and risk analyses and, using a collaborative model, suggests projects that can efficiently reduce the risk of loss of life, property loss and environment. Read full story