This is a BETA site, which is live in tandem with our legacy site.

Permit ID

Do You Need a Permit?

If you are using a tool to repair any part of a structure, a shovel to renovate a large section of landscaping, or installing new equipment, chances are you will need a permit.  If you are staring a new business that involves a new space you will also likely need a permit.  We have several tools to help you find out.

Open Counter

An interactive software program, much like Turbo Tax, that will ask you questions to determine your permit needs.

Business Toolkit

Because businesses trigger several permits while also balancing many other challenges, we've created a business toolkit to provide an overview of the things you should think about before starting or expanding a business.

Counter Help

Often the best way to identify permit needs, you can talk to staff at the Building and Planning Counters.  The Building Counter is open Monday through Thursday from 8am to 4pm.  The Planning Counter is open Monday through Thursday 8am to 5pm.  Both counters are located at 11 English Street, Petaluma, 94952.

Development Review Committee

If your project is complex and involves several City departments, you can visit the Development Review Committee to discuss your project.  This group meets weekly on Thursday mornings at 10am. Talk to Brittany Bendix to find out if this is right for you.  She will schedule the appointment and help you prepare.

Expediting Your Permits

Applying for and getting your permits can be a lengthy process that involves several steps.  We've developed a brochure to help you estimate the time it will take to get your permit. We also offer suggestions for expediting the process.

 

 

 

 

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum..

Heading 2

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur

Heading 2

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat.

Heading 2

Lorem ipsum dolor
sit niam, quis nostrud
exercitation ullamco
nulla pariatur. Excepteur

Ingrid Alverde


Permits are an important part of how the City keeps buildings and spaces safe.  Permits allow us to make sure construction meets codes, and are made to protect human life during a fire or earthquake.

by Ingrid Alverde

Ingrid Alverde
Close window
Feedback