Business Resources

“I’ve got good news for you: Rohnert Park is getting rave reviews about your Development Service Department staff and the overall business-friendly attitude at City Hall. Keep up the good work! "-Keith Woods, North Coast Builders Exchange

If you think Rohnert Park is a great place to run a business or develop, you're not alone. Along with the low costs of living and working, we're here to help make the process as seamless and obstacle free as possible. In keeping with the City’s reputation for business friendliness we’ve compiled a list of quick links in one central location.

State Resources and Data
CalGold for Permit Assistance
California Department of Tax and Fee Administration
Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (Go-Biz)

Planning and Zoning Info
Rohnert Park Zoning Map
Rohnert Park Zoning Code
Specific Plan Areas

General Plan

Development Applications & Fees

Planning & Development Fees
Development Fee Estimate Request Form
Zoning and Land Use Application
Site Plan & Architectural Review (SPAR) brochure

Conditional Use Permit brochure

Housing Development
Zoning and Land Use Application
Preliminary Housing Development Application Checklist
ADU Development Application Checklist
Housing Development Application Checklist

Development, Design & Review
Development Standards (height, setbacks, etc.)

Design Guidelines
Downtown Vision and Priority Development Area
Planning Commission

Engineering and Building
Engineering Information
City Water Information
Building Code

Other Licensing
Fire Permits & Plan Review
Police Services Permits & Licensing
Business License Inquiries
Marijuana-related uses prohibition

Other Resources
SMART (Rail Transit)
Rohnert Park Chamber of Commerce
Sonoma Mountain Village
Sonoma County Economic Development Board
Highway 101 Digital Billboard
SOMO Cowork
SBA Lender Match tool
Find a Commercial Property