Submit City of Sonoma Building Permits Virtually Beginning August 1st

Posted on June 30, 2023

Burgundy and khaki graphic with screen shot of a website that allows the public to submit permits and applications online.

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 experience. Users can access the system from any internet-enabled device with just a few clicks, eliminating the need for manual paperwork. This user-friendly interface guides applicants through the necessary steps, providing clear instructions and ensuring that all required information is provided. The system will simplify the administrative processes and enhance the overall applicant experience.

The City already accepts a dozen permits and applications via the online system launched in January 2023. The public can submit applications, pay fees, and receive approvals virtually for the following on the City’s online permit system:

Public Works Department

  • Encroachment Permit
  • Improvement Plan & Final Map Review

Planning Department

  • Garage Sale License
  • Home Occupation Permit
  • Housing Development Project Pre-Application (SB 330)
  • Outdoor Display of Merchandise
  • Sign Review Application
  • Sidewalk Seating Permit
  • Uniform Application (Planning)
  • Wine Tasting Use Permit (WTUP)

Special Events

  • Plaza Use Application
  • Depot Park Use Application

Soon more city permits and applications will be available for online submittal. Please check back for future updates when these features are available. Online services can be accessed through the City’s website,

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