Permitting, Entitlements, & Inspections

Essential Construction Permitting and Land Entitlement Services

The City has launched a virtual permit counter and is accepting and processing all application types. Planning entitlements and Building, Engineering and Fire construction permits must be submitted virtually. The following information is intended to provide a detailed description of the virtual construction permitting services proved by the City.

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  2. Fire Rebuild Permits
  3. Building
  4. Fire Department Construction Permits
  5. Planning Applications
  6. Encroachment
  7. Engineering Applications
  8. Parklets and Outdoor Seating

Welcome to Virtual Permitting Services

As of June 18, 2020, the services listed on the left are available under Sonoma County Health Officer Order No. C19-15 (Order). Click on the category that best describes your project.

Before submitting any forms or documentation, please note the following requirements that apply to all application submittals:

Essential Inspections

The City of Santa Rosa has reduced staffing during the pandemic and is focused on providing inspection services that support the most restrictive construction activities that are presented under both the State and County health orders. The following document provides a list of inspection services that are available under the Sonoma County Health Officer Order (No. C19-15), as of June 18, 2020.

Essential Inspection Services