City of Sonora Community Development

Change in Service for the Community Development Department

Effective September 16, 2022 the Community Development Department will be closed to the public on Fridays.  Our regular business hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  We are closed for lunch between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. Building Inspections are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  If you need…
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Stay Prepared, Evacuate Early, and Stay Safe

The City of Sonora, PG&E, and the California Fire Foundation wants to make the public aware that last year was the most destructive wildfire season in California on record.  4 million acres burned in 2020 – more than doubling 2018’s previous record.  This is a reminder that wildfires can happen at anytime.  Stay prepared, be…

Prepare Your Family With a 5-Minute Evacuation Plan

When a wildfire strikes, do not wait for an evacuation order it could be too late!! Evacuate early when you see or smell a fire.  Prepare you and your family with a 5-minute plan that: Maps out the evacuation routes from your home Maps out where to go if you cannot come home Has ready…
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Temporary Outdoor Operations Application & Permit Available

The City Council approved Urgency Ordinance No. 868 authorizing the outdoor operation of a qualifying business (restaurants, wineries, and breweries) pursuant to a special Temporary Outdoor Operations Permit and granting the City Administrator temporary land use authority to implement the Outdoor Operations Permit. The application can be found HERE.  In addition to the application the…