Zoning Administrator

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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.

The Zoning Administrator is also tasked with interpreting the meaning and applicability of all the provisions and requirements of the zoning code where clarification has been requested or deemed necessary. List of Zoning Code Interpretations

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Occur twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays at or after 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.


In compliance with Zoning Code Section 20-62, the decision of the review authority is final unless an appeal is filed on a city Appeal Form and associated fees, as noted on the city’s Fee Schedule, are paid within 10 calendar days of the action. The time limit will extend to the following business day where the last day falls on a day that the city is not open for business.

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  1. Susie Murray

    Senior Planner

  2. Mark Kolarik

    Senior Administrative Assistant