Space Modification and Renovation

Capital Planning, Design and Construction has oversight of the campus Building Permit Program for campus space and renovation proposals. The purpose of the Building Permit Program is to provide minimum standards to safeguard life, limb, health, property, and public welfare. It does so by regulating and controlling the design, construction, quality of materials, use and occupancy, location and maintenance of all buildings and structures and certain equipment.

Sonoma State University’s Building Permit Program, administered by Facilities Management, formalizes all project planning and code compliance reviews in compliance with:

  • California Building Code
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Public Contracts Code
  • California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Title 17, Title 19 and Title 24
  • California Environmental Quality Act
  • Regional Water Quality Board and Resources
  • Local Health Department
  • State Fire Marshall

The Building Permit Program ensures that a barrier-free design for all people is incorporated in all buildings, facilities, site work and other developments to which the codes apply.

Departments or individuals wanting to make physical changes to any area on campus must complete the Building Permit Application. Work will not begin until after the application is received and evaluated and approved by Capital Planning, Design and Construction.

Any space modification or renovation on campus must adhere to University Policies.