CODIV 19 Operations Update 4/3/2020

The Community Development Department is conducting business and prioritizing essential tasks that include processing plans, permits or other approvals that maintain the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences and businesses. Work will continue on non-essential projects as staff time permits, with priority given to the essential projects described above.

The A.N. Francisco Building continues to be closed to the public and many staff are working remotely. In order for us to best serve you, please contact us at 209-533-5637 or send us an email. You can also use the Staff Directory for additional phone numbers and emails.

Starting on April 1, 2020, CDD will accept new applications as outlined below:

  • Environmental Health Permits can be submit via email or mailed to 2 South Green Street, Sonora, CA 95370.
  • Land Use/Planning Permits can be submit via email or mailed to 2 South Green Street, Sonora, CA 95370.
  • Building Permits can be submitted to CDD by making an appointment. To schedule an appointment please call 209-533-5637 or submit via email. Please see the website below for details on what kind of permits can be submitted online.

Environmental Health and building inspections that are deemed essential, following the guidance issued by the State of California, will continue as long as social distancing can be maintained and applicants on site do not exhibit signs of illness. Non-essential inspections will be handled as staff is able, following the above provisions.  

 Call 533-5637 to reach the Community Development Department front counter. If no one answers, please leave a message and someone will contact you as soon as possible.  Inquiries can also be submitted via email.

For environmental health emergencies, call 209-533-5665. For building emergencies, call 209-533-5637.