The Zoning Administrator is appointed by the Planning and Economic Development Director and has the responsibility and authority to conduct public hearings and to take action on applications for all administrative permits and approvals issued by the Department. A determination or decision by the Zoning Administrator may be appealed to the Design Review Board, Cultural Heritage Board, Planning Commission, or City Council as applicable to the decision.
To slow the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the health of the public and staff, the City is conducting virtual public meetings with streaming video and telephone options.
February 4, 2021 - meeting details here
Meeting Access Information - (Virtual Meeting Instructions)
Online: JOIN HERE Phone: 877-853-5257 - Enter Webinar ID: 923 9363 2329
Occur twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Thursday at 10:30 a.m. (unless otherwise noted) in the Old Chamber building, Large Conference Room on the first floor, 637 First Street, Santa Rosa, CA
Please note, projects proposed pursuant to Zoning Code Chapter 20-16, Resilient City Development Measures, will be heard as needed at 5 p.m., in the Old Chamber building, Large Conference Room on the first floor, 637 First Street, Santa Rosa, CA.
Agendas are available prior to the meetings.
The decision of the Zoning Administrator is subject to appeal within ten (10) calendar days from the date of approval or denial. In the event the end for the appeal period falls on a non-workday, the appeal period shall be extended to include the next business day. Reasons for an appeal must be made in writing on a completed appeal application form. Appeals must be accompanied by the established fee and be filed to the Planning and Economic Development Physical Address (see right column).
Fee amounts can be found on the Fee Schedule.