Published: May 11, 2018
The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, on
May 8, 2018, approved a set of changes to the Sonoma County Code, to take effect June 7, 2018. These code amendments are designed to reduce constraints to housing production and to provide broader options for permanent housing solutions.
Additional housing initiatives will be introduced this year, intended to facilitate housing production at all income levels over the next five years. The Planning Commission will consider an ordinance to rezone qualified parcels countywide to remove the Z (Accessory Dwelling Unit Exclusion) Zone in June, followed by other code changes to
further expand housing opportunities and encourage new types of housing in appropriate areas. Two Specific Plans currently underway in the Airport SMART station area and the Sonoma Springs area are also anticipated to increase allowable residential uses and densities near employment and transit.
Ordinance No. 6222 - Amendments to the Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance
Ordinance No. 6223 - Amendments to Ch. 26 of the Sonoma County Code
Changes to Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance
Minimum Parcel and Unit Size
1On-site well must meet current potable water supply standards as defined in Sonoma County Code Chapter 25B-3
2Not in Waiver Prohibition Area
NOTE: Parcels that do not meet minimum parcel size or design/development standards can apply for an ADU with a minor use permit.
Fee Reductions for Accessory Dwelling Units Countywide