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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 Plan 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 Code Regulations.

Planning is divided into three sections:

Planning & Zoning Information

Planner Phone:(707) 565-1900 Option 5
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Contact Planner: Planner@sonoma-county.org

Zoning Information

The primary function of Comprehensive Planning is to develop and implement the Sonoma County General Plan, Local Coastal Plan and 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.

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.

Phone:(707) 565-1947
Fax:(707) 565-1103

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.

Phone:(707) 565-1935
Fax:(707) 565-1103

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
38.465225, -122.723293

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.

 

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