Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the General Plan?
Who do I contact if I live in unincorporated Sebastopol?
Can I rent a room in my house as a vacation rental?
Can I rent my whole house out as a "full time" vacation rental?
Can I rent my whole house out as a vacation rental while I am out of town?
Can I rent out a room in my house or my entire house for long-term housing (not a vacation rental)?
What is my zoning?
I'm interested in creating a 'granny unit' (ADU) on my property, what are the rules?
Do I need a permit to remove a tree from my property?
How long will it take to process my planning application?
Can I look at a planning file?
What do I need if working in the public right-of-way?
Where do I apply for a building permit?
What are the fence regulations for a single-family home?
How do I file an appeal of a recent staff, Board, Committee or Commission decision?

FAQ regarding Property Taxes


ADU-JDU-FAQ-Final.pdf