Category: Building Dept News

City Launches SolarAPP+ to Streamline Rooftop Solar Permitting

The City of Sonoma has introduced SolarAPP+, an automated application system designed to streamline the permitting process for new residential rooftop solar photovoltaics (PV) and energy storage systems (ESS). This technology, developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) with support from the U.S. Department of Energy, offers licensed contractors a web-based portal for quick … Continued

Be the City of Sonoma’s new Building Official

The City of Sonoma is currently looking for a highly qualified candidate to join our team in the role of Building Official, offering a competitive monthly salary range of $10,227 to $12,431. Position Summary: As the Building Official, you will play a pivotal role in planning, organizing, supervising, directing, performing, and coordinating various activities within … Continued

Submit City of Sonoma Building Permits Virtually Beginning August 1st

The City of Sonoma Building Department is pleased to announce that it will be expanding its online services and accepting Building Permits and Limited Scope Building Permits through the City’s virtual permit system beginning August 1, 2023. Applicants will no longer have to download and fill out forms, as the online system streamlines the entire permitting … Continued

Be our new Building Official!

The City of Sonoma is actively seeking an exceptional candidate to fill the position of Building Official. This is an opportunity for highly-qualified individuals to contribute their expertise and skills to the City’s Community Development Department. With a monthly salary ranging from $10,227 – $12,431, the Building Official will play a crucial role in planning, … Continued

Press Release: City of Sonoma Hires New Community Development Director

View/Download a PDF of the press release SONOMA, Ca – June 9, 2023 — The City of Sonoma (City) is delighted to announce the appointment of Jennifer M. Gates, AICP as the new Community Development Director. Ms. Gates, who relocated to Sonoma last year, brings a wealth of experience and expertise in strategic planning, policy … Continued

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

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