Life in Petaluma is the perfect mix of country and city, quirky and conventional. You can go to a farm to pick up fresh veggies, do a quick Target run, see some art from Burning Man, and go to the symphony all in the same day. Petaluma is biking, hiking, and paddling. Petaluma is arts, music, shopping, local food, and craft beverages. This is a place that celebrates family and cultural diversity. But, most of all, Petaluma is a community of people who care about making this a place they’re proud to call home. We think you’ll like it here.
The City of Petaluma is a full-service city that provides essential city services such as public safety, infrastructure, water utilities, and development review throughout the City. Petaluma’s over 340 employees serve a population of 61,000 people.
This is the Official Website for the City of Petaluma. Get services, find resources, and learn about the city's history, vision, challenges, and current projects in this website. Meet our City leadership, learn about our city departments, find out how to get permits, get involved, and more. Also, if you don't find what you are looking for, let us know!
We Are Open!
To protect the public and staff, City Hall and our physical offices are closed. However, we are working harder than ever to provide services virtually via email, phone, and video calls. Whether you need a permit, a business license or you need to pay a bill - we are available. We've also been working to develop more ways you can interact with us online. All of our public meetings are held online and are open to anyone who wants to attend. While you may not see us in the City Hall Building, rest assured we are behind the scenes making sure the City continues to run and provide you services. Use the search box above to find what you need. Click here to learn how to access our services.
On June 16, 2020, we hosted a Town Hall meeting to discuss our Police policies and how we use force when necessary. We created a portal so the community could ask questions and will be answering those questions and posting those answers to our website. To watch our recent Town Hall meeting, to review the over 300 questions we received so far and to see the answers to some of those questions, please visit our dedicated Petaluma Policing - Community Conversations page. You can also submit a question or a comment to us regarding Petaluma Policing.