SCPRMD to host open house to ease building permit concerns
Goal is to demystify county permit process
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Sonoma County Permit and Resource Management Department is inviting the public to attend their first-ever open house on Jan. 18 from noon to 2 p.m.. 

This public event is for Sonoma County homeowners, residents, business owners, realtors, contractors and any interested parties.

The goals of the event are to demystify the permit process, educate first time applicants, teach regular customers new strategies for successful permitting and promote new PRMD customer service offerings.

Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Chair David Rabbitt said, “This event is part of the county’s commitment to ensuring that we are working with the community to create economic growth and ensure safe and sustainable buildings. The event will help provide stronger understanding for the community on how to move projects forward.”

 At the Sonoma County Permit and Resource Management Department office at 2550 Ventura Avenue in Santa Rosa, the public will have an opportunity to learn more about the permitting process and the services that are available to them.  Staff will be on hand explaining how codes and regulations ensure safer buildings, create attractive communities and increase property values. Staff will also provide helpful information regarding land use, zoning and use permits, grading permits, building permits, septic system permits, online resources and more.

The event is free to the public. There will also be promotion for upcoming events that will further customers’ abilities to be successful in the permit process.

 Sonoma County Head of Permit and Resource Management, Pete Parkinson said, “Permits really are easier than most people think. This open house is a firsthand opportunity for people to meet staff, understand our process and help create successful projects. The public will also have the chance to meet PRMD’s new Customer Service Ombudsman- Patrick Mullin, someone who’s there to support people moving projects through the process.”

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