Helping Our Community Rebuild
WORKING FOR YOUR RECOVERY
Instituting the Resilient City zoning will assist all building owners in Santa Rosa’s city limits impacted by the fire. To get every individual back into their home as quickly as possible, we’re instituting this approach so our community can return to the health and vibrancy we love.
In the process, we will continue to uphold the highest standards of building that will ensure this recovery sets a foundation for long term safety and success.
REBUILDING PERMIT OFFICE
- Address: 100 Santa Rosa Avenue, Room 6, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
- Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 707-543-4649
NEW REBUILDING DOCUMENTS
YOUR REBUILDING PROCESS
Working with a design professional, you’ll need to create or rebuild a set of plans for your new home including all design, engineering, and required code upgrades. You may be able to access the original plans by contacting the original designer or the City of Santa Rosa planning department. How different your new home is from the original will affect the speed of your permitting and review process.
- Hire design professional
- Retrieve original plans or start from scratch
- Make any design enhancements and required code upgrades
- If applicable, coordinate any necessary reviews with your homeowner’s association (HOA)
Tip: Now is a great time to begin interviewing and selecting a licensed contractor. Visit the North Coast Builders Exchange at ncbeonline.com for more resources.
3. PERMITTING & REVIEW
A key milestone in building your new home will be applying for and getting your building and associated permits. While all new construction must meet all federal, state, and local standards, the City of Santa Rosa has found ways to significantly expedite the review process for Resilient City properties. The best way to save time and money is to first work with your design professional to ensure your Submittal Packet is 100% complete.
- Work with design professional to complete submittal packet
- Meet with Building Department for review
- Select and hire a licensed contractor
Residents should expect to pay approximately $3,000 in review fees. Review timelines will vary depending on how extensive your design changes are. Those with minimal to no changes to their original design should expect less than a week, while those with major alterations, accessory dwelling units, or a new design could take 2-3 weeks for review.
Upon review, most residents should expect either an approved set of permits or permits that will require deferred submittals.
Deferred submittals will allow you to begin the construction process while continuing to work with the building department to resolve any outstanding code or planning requirements.
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4. CONSTRUCTION & INSPECTIONS
It’s time to get started on your new home! Your selected contractor will help guide your building process and schedule. For the most part, your home will get built from the ground up: starting with grading, groundwork, and foundation work, on to framing and and wrapping up with walls, details and landscaping.
While your contractor is leading you through the building process, they will also be helping coordinate a series of milestone-based inspections. These ensure each step of your new home meets code standards and keeps the progress moving. Residents should prepare for approximately $2,000 in inspection fees.
If your permit was issued with deferred submittals, you will be working with your design professional to resolve any remaining issues without slowing down your construction timeline.
- Work with your contractor to manage building schedule
- Coordinate with your contractor to schedule and manage inspections
- If any deferred submittals are unresolved with the building department, work with your design professional to complete
As your contractor is nearing completion, they can help you coordinate with the City staff to ensure the timely activation of your sewer and water utilities, as well as your final inspection.
5. WELCOME HOME
Upon the successful completion of your final inspection you will be granted an occupancy permit and allowed to move into your new home.