About Community Development

Office hours:  Monday through Thursday 7:30am-5:30pm (closed 12-1)

Planning Counter Hours:  Monday through Thursday 8:00am to 12:00pm

Building Inspections
:  Monday and Wednesday 9:00am to 12:00pm and Thursday 1:00pm to 3:00pm. 

To call for Inspections:  707-665-3632
All offices are closed every Friday.

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 or 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 Community Development Department is responsible for enforcement of zoning and building codes on private property. It is our goal to ensure that all residents and property owners are able to enjoy their properties as clean and safe environments which protect property values for all neighboring residents and ensure fair housing laws are followed. We are happy to help you bring your property into compliance, answer questions about potential violations and to accept complaints. All complaints must be made in person on forms provided by the City. Please come by the office during regular business hours.

The Community Development Department is responsible for ensuring the City’s compliance with our state-mandated Housing Element, to ensure that all development projects comply with affordable housing requirements, and to represent the City in the sale and resale of affordable housing units. If you have questions related to housing issues in the City, please contact the Department.


  • Contact Info
  • Address201 West Sierra Avenue Cotati, CA 94931 
  • Telephone707-665-3636 
  • Fax707-792-4604 
  • Email