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Planning Division

The Planning Division is responsible for Zoning in unincorporated Sonoma County. It works to develop and implement the Sonoma County General Plan, Local Coastal Program and other adopted Area Plans or Specific Plans. It evaluates the environmental impacts of private development proposals and public projects, such as bridges, roads, and airport projects. It reviews new development proposals for conformance with the County's General Plan and Zoning Codes.

Planning is divided into three sections. On this page:

Planning & Zoning Information

Phone:(707) 565-1900, option 5
Monday - Friday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Email:Planner@sonoma-county.org

Zoning Information

Planning Division Sections

Comprehensive Planning

The primary function of Comprehensive Planning is to develop and implement:

  • Sonoma County General Plan
  • Local Coastal Plan
  • Other adopted Area Plans or Specific Plans

In addition Comprehensive Planning staff work on special projects as directed by the Board of Supervisors and working in collaboration with other agencies and departments as community liaisons on many public projects and policy initiatives.

Natural Resources

The Natural Resources section, formerly Environmental Review, evaluates the environmental impact of public projects, such as bridges, roads, and airport projects, to comply with the CEQA and other laws and regulations that protect water quality, biotic and cultural resources. Natural Resources staff also prepares EIRs for private projects.

Project Review

The Project Review section reviews new development proposals for conformance with the County's General Plan and Zoning Code Regulations. They also evaluate environmental impacts of private development proposals and coordinate with other Permit Sonoma divisions, such as building and engineering, to ensure that standards for building safety and water resources are incorporated into new development.

Contact Information

Contact Planning by Phone
Monday – Friday
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Address
2550 Ventura Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.465074, -122.723705

Find My Property's Zoning

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Zoning and Land Use Map fragment

Instructions for finding your zoning by address or parcel number.

Sonoma County Cannabis Program

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Sonoma County Cannabis Program

Permits for cultivation and distribution, taxes, policy, personal use, and more.

Vacation Rentals

Obtain a Vacation Rental or Hosted Rental permit.
Submit a complaint about a Vacation Rental.
Become certified as a Property Manager for a Vacation Rental property.

Accessory Units & Junior Units

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Accessory Unite

An inexpensive way to create smaller, more affordable rental housing units to Sonoma County residents.