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Project Review

New development proposals are reviewed by the Project Review section for conformance with the County's General Plan, Zoning Codes, design guidelines, and other code requirements to determine the site's suitability and that the development will be compatible with the surrounding neighborhood.

Staff performs the following functions:

  • Evaluates applications for new land uses and proposed construction through the permit process, as well as new subdivision proposals.
  • Conducts design review and administrative design review for all new commercial and industrial developments and some residential projects in sensitive scenic resource areas.
  • Evaluates environmental impacts of private development proposals.
  • Coordinates 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.

Projects Currently Under Public Review

Stage Gulch Organics Compost Facility

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Sonoma Country Inn Appeal

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Contact Information

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

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Sonoma County Cannabis Program

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Sonoma County Cannabis Program

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

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.

Vacation Rentals

Obtain a Vacation Rental or Hosted Rental permit.

Procedure for applying electronically for 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.