Zoning Information

This Zoning Code implements the goals and policies of the Santa Rosa General Plan by classifying and regulating the uses of land and structures within the City of Santa Rosa. In addition, this Zoning Code is adopted to protect and to promote the public health, safety, and general welfare of residents, and preserve and enhance the aesthetic quality of the City.

Common Questions Answered by the Zoning Code


  1. What is the zoning for a particular property? (If your zoning begins with PD, other regulations may apply)
  2. What are my setbacks, can I put a fence 6' in height at the front of my house?
  3. Where can I put a shed in my yard?
  4. Can I use my home as a business?
  5. How many units can I build on my property?
  6. How many animals are allowed on a property in my neighborhood?
  7. How do I find the vision triangle for my corner lot?
  8. Where does the side yard setback end and the front yard setback begin?