Regulations and Initiatives

This page contains featured information on regulations and initiatives, related to Permit Sonoma, that have significant public interest.

This is not an exhaustive list of all regulations and initiatives that have been approved by the Board of Supervisors.


Accessory Units and Junior Units


Cannabis Program

Information on the legal cultivation, permitting requirements, etc. for the various phases of the legal cannabis industry.


Comprehensive Tree Ordinance Update

Permit Sonoma’s Comprehensive Tree Ordinance Update will take a holistic approach to evaluate and revise existing tree protection regulations to address current needs, adapt to a changing environment and implement the General Plan.


Freestone Zoning and Land Use Changes

Permit Sonoma's Planning Division is reviewing the land use designation and zoning of the 29 properties that make up the community of Freestone. It has come to the County's attention that due to a mapping error made in 1989, some of the 29 properties were inappropriately zoned for commercial uses.


Updating County Septic System Regulations

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors is considering the revised onsite waste treatment systems (OWTS) manual.


Rezoning Sites for Housing


Winery Events

The Board of Supervisors has directed Permit Sonoma staff to develop regulations addressing agricultural promotional events at wineries and vineyards (e.g. weddings, concerts) and potential overconcentration.


Zoning Code Modernization