Licenses and Permits

For your convenience the City of Rohnert Park has created this Licenses and Permits Center in which all license and permit application forms, fees, and information will ultimately be located.

Animal License

The City of Rohnert Park requires that all dogs, cats or pot-bellied pigs be licensed. For your convenience, we have three locations where you may obtain a license for your animal: City Finance Department at City Hall, 130 Avram Avenue; City Animal Shelter at 301 J. Rogers Lane; and 49 Pet at 375 Southwest Boulevard.

For more information, please call our Licensing Division at (707) 585-6725.

Building Permit

Any building or structure that is to be erected, constructed, enlarged, altered, repaired, moved, improved, removed, converted or demolished requires a Building Permit from Development Services/Building Division. However, there are some exceptions that do not require a Building Permit.

For more information, please call the Building Division at (707) 588-2240.

Business Tax Certificate

Any person doing business within City limits is required to obtain a City of Rohnert Park Business Tax Certificate. Fees are categorized by classification and are established for each classification. The City issues a new tax certificate for each calendar year. Renewal bills are sent out in November for the next year with payment due by January 31st. 

For more information, please call the Business Tax Division at 585-6725.

Encroachment Permit

The City Engineer's office located at City Hall administers Encroachment Permits. Encroachment Permits are required pursuant to Rohnert Park Municipal Code, Chapter 12.04. Applications are available at Development Services/Engineering Division, 130 Avram Avenue or on this website by clicking here. Permits are required for making an opening or excavation for any purpose in any City Street or public right of way. For example, if someone wants to widen their driveway approach apron or install a drainpipe through the sidewalk, these require an encroachment permit.

For more information, please contact Development Services/Engineering Division at (707) 588-2232.

Parking Permits

On February 11, 2014, the City of Rohnert Park City Council approved the designation of the M-Section Permit Parking Area per the Residential Parking Permit ordinance (City Ordinance 818 - RPMC 10.50).  Effective May 1, 2014, a Residential Parking Permit will be required for on-street parking on Maximillian Place and on Maurice Avenue (between Mercedes Way and Michael Way) between the hours of 6:00am and 10:00pm, Monday through Friday.

The M-Section Parking Permit application is available here

Public Safety Permits

The Public Safety Department located at 500 City Center Drive administers Fire Permits and Concealed Weapons Permits.

For more information, please contact the Public Safety Department at (707) 584-2600.

Transportation Permit

Oversize Vehicle or Load Permit: A Transportation Permit is required when the operation and moving of vehicles or loads in, on, upon, along or into any public street or highway in the city in excess of size, height and weight of vehicles allowed to be moved or operated on highways under the provisions of Division 15 of the Vehicle Code of the State of California occurs. Applications are available at Development Services/Engineering Division, 130 Avram Avenue or on this website by clicking here.

For more information, please contact Development Services/Engineering Division at (707) 588-2232.