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.
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.