As of September 6, 2022, inspections will only be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

COVID-19 CHANGE IN SERVICE:  City Hall is open Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (closed for lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.) and closed on Fridays.  Submittals for residential and commercial plans and revisions can now be done in-person. Applications for re-roofing projects, electrical service changes, HVAC installations and residential solar projects that meet the Expedited Solar Permitting requirements can also be submitted via email to You may also fax applications to (209) 532-3511.  With prior arrangements, Email documents and PDF Plans can be sent to and to, Building Inspector (Large PDF files should be sent to the Dropbox link below).

Building Department Quick Links:

  • Building Permit Application
  •  Note: Before sending plans using the drop box link, the applicant MUST contact the City directly for submittal requirements, prior to submitting your project to CSG.

The Community Development Department provides a combination of Building and Planning services, as well as grant funded programs, projects and special events. The Department is overseen by the Community Development Director and 2 full-time employees. There are 2 part-time contracted employees, one providing plan check and inspection services and one who provides additional planning services. This Department is responsible for coordinating the enforcement of the California Building Code and related City Ordinances, Policies and Procedures concerning the construction of residential, commercial, or industrial projects within the City limits of Sonora. The Department provides this oversight through a plan check and inspection process that ensures that projects are designed and constructed according to code. This Department responds and assists in the resolution of inquiries and complaints related to a variety of health and safety concerns within the City.

City of Sonora Community Development

Contact Information

Community Development Department
94 N. Washington Street
Sonora, CA 95370
Phone (209) 532-3508 Ext. #2
Fax (209) 532-3511

The City of Sonora promotes fair housing and makes all programs available to low and moderate income families regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual preference, marital status, or handicap. Please call (209) 532-3508 if you require any special assistance or accommodations to receive services through the Department.