Community Development

The Community Development Department assists the public in managing multiple facets of community quality. We oversee planning, building permitting, and inspection, housing, economic development strategic planning and implementation, and enforcement of zoning and building codes. We strive to balance community, economic and environmental interests to ensure the highest possible quality of life for our residents, our business owners and our visitors.


Building provides for public health and safety, and promotes and improves the community environment through the enforcement of building construction codes and conservation standards and regulations.


Planning provides assistance in directing the orderly growth of the City and the upgrading of existing land use through the development, implementation, and maintenance of immediate and long-range general and specific community plans and policies.

Code Enforcement

The Code Enforcement Department of the City of Cotati Community Development Department works with and helps empower the citizens of Cotati to create, promote and maintain a safe, attractive, and high-quality community environment.


The City of Cotati aims to provide the best housing options available to our residents. Meeting the housing needs of Cotati’s residents as well as accommodating the City’s share of regional housing needs is an important goal for the City.