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Building Inspection Handouts/Forms/Applications

There are some duplicate CNI (Construction Inspection) and BPC (Building Plan Check) handouts due to building code changes that became effective January 1, 2008. The version including an x in the title of the form is to be used only for construction projects that were submitted prior to January 1, 2008. For example: Special Inspection and Testing Procedure, CNI-010x (Pre-January 1, 2008 Projects). For all projects submitted on or after January 1, 2008, refer to the form without an "x" in the title.


Some of these documents are saved in Portable Document Format (PDF). We recommend you download Adobe® Reader®, a free software that allows you view and print PDF files.

For accessibility assistance with these documents, please contact the Sonoma County Permit and Resource Management Department (PRMD) at (707) 565-1900.


Please note: Although PRMD is continuously working to maintain these documents, some may not reflect the requirements of the currently adopted, triennial code cycle. Please make use of the revision date in the footer of the document as a guide to identifying the currency of a particular document.


Index of all published Permit Sonoma Handouts, Forms, and Applications listed by form number




CNI-019 Agreement for Early Release of Utilities
CNI-008 Application for Approval of Alternate Method or Material
BPC-032 Application for Unreasonable Hardship Determination for Accessibility Upgrades - Over Valuation Threshold
BPC-015 Application for Unreasonable Hardship Determination for Accessibility Upgrades - Under Valuation Threshold
CNI-016 Board of Building Appeal Form
CNI-004 Building Inspection Procedures
CIS-007 Building Permit Application (example)
CSS-020 Building Permit Application - Revised Information
BPC-003 Building Plan Check Submittal Checklist
CNI-031 Building Site Evaluation Waiver
CNI-040 CALGreen Special Inspector Application Form (PDF: 27 kB)
CNI-041 CALGreen Special Inspection Agency Recognition List (PDF: 46 kB)
CNI-043 CALGreen Special Inspector Project Verification Form (PDF: 30 kB)
CNI-042 Integrating CALGreen Special Inspection into the Building Permit Process (PDF: 28 kB)
CNI-021 Declaration of Licensed Roofing Contractor
NPD-007 Dry Season Best Management Practices for Construction Sites
BPC-026 Egress Components for Manufactured Homes
CNI-020 Emergency Escape and Rescue Windows
BPC-023 Fence Requirements
BPC-033 Fixture Count Declaration
CNI-026 Flood Damage Electrical Circuit Megohmmeter Testing
CNI-027 Flood Damaged Electrical Requirements
BPC-031 Green Building Acknowledgement Sections 1-2
BPC-034 Green Building Nonresidential – Additions & Alterations
BPC-028 Green Building Program Building Permit Process
BPC-001 Handrail Requirements
ENC-011 Hold Harmless Fence Agreement
BPC-021 How to Get a Residential Building Permit for Projects that Require Plans
CNI-029 Inspection Requirements for Swimming Pools/Spas
CSS-019 Minimum Standard Site Plan
BPC-030 Non-Residential 2010 Green Building Checklist
BPC-037 Non-Residential Additions & Alterations - 2013 Green Building Checklist
CSS-027 Notice To Recipients of Ministerial Permits
BPC-038 Residential New Construction - 2013 Green Bld Checklist
BPC-039 Non-Residential New Construction - 2013 Green Building Checklist
BPC-041 Non-Residential Additions & Alterations Updated 2013 CALGreen Checklist (PDF: 256 kB) – Effective 7/15/2015
BPC-043 Non-Residential New Construction Updated 2013 CALGreen Checklist (PDF: 378 kB) – Effective 7/15/2015
CSS-026 Owner Builder Information, Notice to Property Owner & Owner Authorization
NPD-005 Preliminary Storm Water Mitigation Plan Worksheet
NPD-002 Protection of Stormwater Quality on Construction Sites
ACT-001 Refund Request
BPC-036 Residential Additions & Alterations - 2013 Green Building Checklist
BPC-040 Residential Additions & Alterations Updated 2013 CALGreen Checklist (PDF: 200 kB) – Effective 7/15/2015
BPC-042 Residential New Construction Updated 2013 CALGreen Checklist (PDF: 251 kB) – Effective 7/15/2015
BPC-016 Retaining Wall Designs
CNI-023 Reroofing Verification/Completion Form
CNI-002 Site Evaluation Procedures for Building and Grading Permits
CNI-037 Smoke Carbon Monoxide Self Verification Form
CNI-014 Special Inspection Agency Recognition List
CNI-010 Special Inspection and Testing Procedure
CNI-013 Special Inspection Record
CNI-017 Standard Carport Design
NPD-004 Standard Urban Storm Water Mitigation Plan Questionnaire
CNI-033 Statement of Special Inspections
CNI-033A Statement of Special Inspections Steel APPENDIX
CNI-033R Statement of Special Inspections - RESIDENTIAL
CNI-003 Substantial Improvement/Substantial Damage Valuation Summary for FEMA Compliance
CNI-032 Swimming Pool Safety Required Upgrades
CNI-036 Tankless Water Heaters
PJR-008 Temporary Occupancy of Travel Trailers, Recreational Vehicles and Mobile Homes
BPC-007 Temporary Occupancy Guidelines
BPC-029 Residential Checklist
CNI-039 Water Conservation Handout
CNI-038 Water Conservation Self-Verification
DRN-005 Waterway Setback Requirements
BPC-005 When is a Building Permit Not Required?
Although every effort is made to provide complete and accurate information on this website, users are advised to contact appropriate Permit Sonoma staff before making project decisions. This may involve contacting more than one section within Permit Sonoma(e.g. Building, Plan Check, Zoning, Well & Septic, etc.) since each section implements specific codes or ordinances which may affect your project.
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