Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Housing/Residential Units
How many houses can I have on my property?
The maximum number of dwellings is determined by the size of the parcel and the maximum residential density allowed by the General Plan and Zoning.
For example, if your property is in an area where the General Plan and Zoning will allow a residential density of 10 acres per unit, and your property is 30 acres, you could have up to 3 dwellings.
In most agricultural zones, “farm family” and agricultural employee dwellings may be allowed in addition to the dwellings allowed based on General Plan and Zoning density. “Accessory units,” which are allowed in some zoning districts and are limited to a maximum of 1,000 square feet in size, are also allowed in addition to the zoning density.
Can I live in a travel trailer on my property?
Sonoma County ordinances generally do not allow occupancy of a travel trailer on private property unless it is located in a mobile home park or, for limited time periods, in a recreational vehicle park.
However, a travel trailer can be used while a home is under construction on the property, provided that a permit is obtained (see next question). In addition, under certain circumstances a travel trailer can be used to house an ill or convalescent relative or friend, or a caretaker for that person.
More Information: Section 26-88-010(p) of the Zoning Ordinance.