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City and County

City and County

City of Santa Rosa and Sonoma County Resources

Sonoma County Recovers Website

Santa Rosa has a Dedicated Rebuilding Center!

  • Address: 100 Santa Rosa Avenue, Room 6, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
  • Hours: Monday – Friday, 8am-5pm
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Phone: 707-543-4649

NOTICE:  Priority staff time is given to property owners who have lost their homes or business. If you are a real estate agent, developer, investor, or other such party, please make an appointment to get your questions answered. Appointments are limited to 15 minutes and can be scheduled from 8:30am to 11:30am Monday through Friday by calling 707-543-4649.

City of Santa Rosa Publications


Resilient City Rebuilding Together Guide: this guide outlines the timeline and process for design, permitting and inspections for rebuilding after the fire


Smoke Damage Assessment
Smoke Damage Assessment Procedures and Information – How to check, who to contact


fire damage
Process for Addressing Fire Damaged Structures
Residential Building Permit Checklist
Residential Building Permit Checklist
Re-establishing your water connection
Re-establishing your water connection in Santa Rosa
Simplify the path to recovery
Simplify the path to recovery-Your rebuilding journey
Permit Requirements for Installing Temporary Housing
Permit Requirements for Installing Temporary Housing in Santa Rosa after the fire
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Fence, Wall and Screening Guidelines
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Rebuilding for an Efficient and Resilient Home
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Rebuilding Code Upgrades & Increased Cost of Residential Construction
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Fire Sprinkler Permits & Guidelines
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Construction Guidelines in City Right-of-Way During Rebuild
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Backflow Device Requirements
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Re-establishing Water Service
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Temporary Erosion Control
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Construction Site Storm Water Pollution Prevention
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Residential Landscaping Requirements

What is the Resilient Cities Initiative?

A significant portion of residential and non-residential structures in northeast and northwest Santa Rosa were either destroyed or damaged in the October 2017 fires.  In order to begin the process of rebuilding the community as quickly and efficiently

as possible, measures have been put into place to assist property owners, and to ensure that repair and reconstruction of damaged and destroyed structures is both efficient and expeditious.

The proposed Resilient City (-RC) combining zoning district is applied to properties within the City of Santa Rosa limits that were most impacted by the Fires of October 2017 (see maps below).  The district is combined with the primary zoning district in place for each property.  For example, a property within the impacted area that is currently zoned Single-Family Residential (R-1-6) would be zoned Single-Family Residential-Resilient City (R-1-6-RC).

The -RC combining district provides for streamlining of the permit process and expedited review for reconstruction and repair of damaged or destroyed residential and non-residential structures. Also included is waiving of the discretionary planning permit fees, as well as fees for demolition permits and temporary housing. In addition, the -RC combining district delegates the review authority of any required discretionary planning permits, such as Hillside Development and Design Review, to the Director of Planning and Economic Development.

In order to provide an opportunity for property owners to live on site while their homes are reconstructed, the -RC district allows for temporary housing including trailers, recreational vehicles, manufactured homes, tiny homes and other similar structures. Further, the construction and occupancy of a new detached accessory dwelling unit (ADU) on site, prior to the construction of a single-family residence on the site, is allowed.

content from https://srcity.org/2674/Resilient-Cities-Overview on 12-19-2017