Can I repair my car at my home?
Automotive/vehicle repair as a home business is not permitted within the City of Santa Rosa. However, the City does not regulate personal vehicle repairs and maintenance on private residential property, so long as there is no extended parking or storage (a period of 72 consecutive hours or more) of any mobile home, trailer, airplane, boat, other motor vehicle, or parts of any of those vehicles within a required front, side or rear setback.

As such, residents can repair and maintain their vehicles on their residential property so long as it is on the driveway (not within a required setback) and not stored for longer than 72 consecutive hours.

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1. Will my property be reassessed?
2. Will the cost of my home insurance change?
3. How will annexation affect my property value?
4. Will my address or zip code change?
5. Can I repair my car at my home?
6. Is there a difference in the parking restrictions for recreational vehicles (RVs), or storage of other vehicles, in the City versus in the County?
7. Are there restrictions to parking business vehicles on private property (example: a homeowner parking his/her work truck in the driveway of their home)?
8. Can I keep farm animals?
9. Will there be City inspections of existing buildings upon annexation?
10. Where are second dwelling units allowed and what are the permit requirements? Are there limits on who can occupy second units?
11. What is the cost of permits for new construction in the City versus in the County (example: 400-square-foot addition to an existing single-family residence)?
12. Can nonconforming uses continue upon annexation?
13. Will areas that do not currently have sidewalks be required to put them in upon annexation? Who pays for new sidewalks?
14. Are there permits or oversight required to maintain trees on private property?