Community Development provides a wide range of development services to the community, developing long range plans for the growth of Santa Rosa and reviewing development proposals for consistency with those plans. The department is divided into two divisions, Building and Planning, and works closely with Public Works Engineering Development Services.
9:30 to 2:30 Monday through Thursday only (open during lunch) /closed on Fridays.
New applications are processed until 2:00 p.m.
The Building Division reviews building permit applications for compliance with State and local building codes (structural, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and energy efficiency) and provides inspection services for all building related construction. The building division also administers the City’s Code Enforcement and Neighborhood Revitalization programs.
The Planning Division is responsible for both current and long range planning. The Development Review team provides information on land use, zoning and site development standards and processes applications for land use permits and land divisions. Through the development process, the team works closely with many city departments including Engineering Development Services to implement street and utility improvement standards.
The Advance Planning team performs a variety of long range planning activities, including development and administration of the City's General Plan.