Community Development

The Community Development Department responsibilities include project analysis for property development and use review and is responsible for the enforcement of codes, laws, ordinances and regulations pertaining to building construction and remodeling within the City.  Enforcement is accomplished by application review, plan check services, processing building permits, performing inspections, and responding to complaints.

The Community Development Department provides services necessary to insure that construction within the city is performed in a safe and lawful manner by regulating uniform construction codes, energy conservation, ADA law, seismic safety, life safety, demolition of structures and permit activities.  The department is staff to the Commission on planning matters.  It is responsible for the implementation of the general Plan through administration of the Zoning Code, Planning Map Act, Municipal Ordinances, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), annexation law and special studies as appropriate.

Monday - Thursday

8:30 am - 10:30 am and 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Due to limited staff availability, we highly recommend you call ahead to ensure a staff member will be available to assist you with your specific questions and/or about a proposed or current project we are processing. Appointments are available during counter hours upon request. To make an appointment, please call 707-994-8201.

Please note that the Planning/Building Department is experiencing a high volume of email inquiries and phone calls, response times may be delayed, but will be returned in the order received. 

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