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Step 2: Permit Application Submission and Review

Rebuilding Together

After the design and plan preparation is complete, applicants can bring all of the required residential Permit Application elements in for review. Commercial and agricultural applicants can work with Permit Sonoma staff to identify additional elements needed for a complete application submission.

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Key Activities Before Submission

  • Optional: Schedule a pre-application screening at the Resiliency Permit Center.

  • Work with design professional to complete permit submittal package.

  • Submit completed permit submittal package in person at the Resiliency Permit Center or submit electronically.

  • Select and hire a licensed contractor.

Submit Your Application

A permit technician will assist you as he/she verifies that all required information is provided for the application intake. They will assist with all permits that may be required during the rebuilding process. Plan check fees are paid when applications are submitted.

Plan Review

Staff will review your plans for compliance with all Local, State, and Federal codes. Some requirements, including residential fire sprinklers and truss calculations, may be listed as a deferred submittal for review at a later time. However, we encourage complete submittals instead of deferred submittals as deferred submittals may slow down the permitting process.

Our electronic green line comments process will allow our plans examiner to insert conventional or minor comments on the plans to expedite the review process. Some comments may require correction or clarification by the design professional before permits can be issued. Some items will be able to be resolved at the counter or specified on the plan as a deferred submittal.

Please view our list of Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

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