COVID-19 Virtual Permitting Services with the Planning Division


As of May 4, 2020, Planning applications are available under the Sonoma County Health Officer Order No. C19-09. The Planning Division is currently accepting all applications via email. City staff may also require applicants to mail hard copy versions of documents for certain entitlements and applications. Outside referral agencies as well as other departments, such as Fire, Building, and Engineering are also reviewing these projects.

Please email your application to Planning@rpcity.org and staff will be in touch with you to collect payment. Please see our Permits, Forms & Fees page to obtain the appropriate forms, including our application. All entitlements will be processed remotely and as expeditiously as possible under the circumstances.  Public meetings and hearings on applicable items will be conducted remotely.  Please direct any questions to our general Planning line at 707-588-2231 or email us at Planning@rpcity.org. Staff is working remotely and will be in touch with you as soon as possible.


The Planning Division is responsible for implementing City policies that direct the physical development of Rohnert Park. Planning serves as the point of entry for development proposals and provides assistance to architects, designers, developers, builders, and residents navigating the regulatory process.

Planning activities are divided into two functions: Long Range Planning and Current Planning. The Long Range Planning component directs the future development of the City through the implementation of the City's General Plan 2020, the "long range" blueprint and policy document for the future of Rohnert Park. Current Planning includes shorter-term activities, such as the administration of the City's Zoning Ordinance, Title 17, Zoning and review of development projects including the remodeling of existing structures and reuse of existing properties or facilities.