Are there exceptions to the Moratorium?
Exceptions to the Moratorium are sometimes allowed, and the City of Santa Rosa evaluates each request on a case-by-case basis and grants exceptions under special encroachment permit conditions. Generally large-scale, multi-lot planned maintenance and infrastructure improvement projects are prohibited within the moratorium areas. Small-scale, single-lot projects for maintenance and new service upgrades may be permissible. Exceptions are also allowed for emergencies where the construction project is addressing issues that pose immediate threat to property damage, personal injury, or loss.
To request an exception, contact the City of Santa Rosa’s Engineering team to discuss the project: