Category: Building Dept News

City Council Adopts the 2022 California Building Standards Code with Amendments – Becomes Effective on January 1, 2023

At their meeting on November 2, 2022, the Sonoma City Council adopted an ordinance amending and adopting the 2022 California Building Standards Code.  The California Building Standards Code is made up of 12 parts containing various construction codes consisting of building, residential, plumbing, mechanical, electrical energy, fire, historical, existing buildings and green building regulations and … Continued

City Hall Reopens for In-Person Services on June 28

Following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions from the county and state, Sonoma City Hall will reopen for in-person services beginning Monday, June 28. After almost 15 months of a primarily “virtual” service delivery model, City Hall will resume pre-pandemic hours and be open to the public on Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – noon and … Continued

Building Department Team Keeps Up a Steady Pace

Despite pandemic-related restrictions on construction activities, the City’s Building Department team has been very busy in recent months, with Solar Photovoltaic (PV) systems among several types of permit applications with a high volume.  Since March, a total of 55 permits for Solar PV and/or battery storage have been issued, with four more currently in plan … Continued

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