One-Stop Assistance Center


  • Thursdays
  • Three time slots available: 1:30-2:30pm, 2:30-3:30pm, 3:30-4:30pm
  • Held by Zoom teleconferencing - by appointment only 

The City of Healdsburg Community Development Center has implemented a full-scale effort to streamline the building permit process with the creation of the One-Stop Assistance Center. If you are considering expanding or starting a business in Healdsburg, or developing or subdividing a site, you can receive personalized information and guidance through the City’s One-Stop Assistance Center.

The Purpose of the Center

The purpose of the One-Stop Assistance Center is to help applicants as they prepare to submit plans for larger projects or projects with particular challenges. Our goal is to reduce the time frame for reviewing, approving, and issuing other building permits once we have received a submittal of a complete building permit application package.

Representatives from the City Manager’s Office and Healdsburg's Planning, Building, Fire, Electric and Public Works departments have dedicated Thursday afternoons to meet with business owners and potential developers about their proposals. Information about the review process and city requirements is provided by all representatives at a single, no-cost meeting.

You can get answers to such questions as:

  • Is my use allowed by the Healdsburg Land Use Code?
  • Will I have to provide parking?
  • Will I need a building permit?
  • Will I need to install building sprinklers?
  • Will I have to pay water and sewer impact fees?
  • Will I have to upgrade my electric panel?

Appointments may also be made outside of the One-Stop hours to accommodate large and complex projects.

Property Development Questionnaire

Completing a Property Development Questionnaire (PDF) prior to your one-stop appointment is encouraged in order to provide you with the most comprehensive information.

Project Planner Assignment Request

Applicants proposing large or complex projects may email the Planning and Building Director to request that a project planner be assigned early in the process. To email the Planning and Building Director, select the link below and provide information in the email including the applicants contact information (name and phone number), subject site address and general information about the proposal and you will receive a response within 48 hours. 

Building Permit Assistance

Many building permit applications with complete submittals may be reviewed and issued the same day (any day) at the building permit counter. Examples of same-day permits include:

  • Decks (in geologically-stable areas)
  • Patio covers
  • Re-roofs
  • Minor plumbing or electrical
  • Minor kitchen and bathroom remodels
  • Electric service change-outs
  • Window replacements
  • Water heater and furnace replacements

For further information or to make an appointment, please contact the City of Healdsburg Community Development Center at 707-431-3346 or by email. We are also available to help applicants as they prepare to submit plans for larger projects.


The CDC is open Monday - Thursday from 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and every other Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Staff may be available at other times during regular CDC hours to answer questions and issue over-the-counter building permits.