Petaluma Life

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.

Petaluma Services

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!

Measure U Information & Frequently Asked Questions

City of Petaluma General Plan

Emergency Prep & Response Resources

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.

Petaluma Policing - Community Conversations

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.

Upcoming Meetings & Events

Oct 26 2020

How To Weather the Winter: Webinar for Petaluma Restaurants 

2:00pm - 3:30pm
  • Add to calendar 2020-10-26 14:00:00 2020-10-26 15:30:00 America/Los_Angeles How To Weather the Winter: Webinar for Petaluma Restaurants 

How To Weather the Winter: Webinar for Petaluma Restaurants  Join us on October 26, 2020 from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm via zoom for a discussion with City staff and Germain Michel, who owns restaurants in New York City and Marin County and is a restaurant advisor for the Napa Sonoma Small Business Development Center....

Oct 28 2020

Sonoma Water Flood Control Zone 2A Advisory Committee

1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Add to calendar 2020-10-28 13:00:00 2020-10-28 15:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Sonoma Water Flood Control Zone 2A Advisory Committee

Join Zoom Meeting https://scwa-ca-gov.zoom.us/j/97577644751?pwd=eTRqNE5hMG1vRXAzQjBCaGMwQVBqZz09 Meeting ID: 975 7764 4751 Passcode: 050757 One tap mobile +16699009128,,97577644751# US (San Jose) 8335480282,,97577644751# US Toll-free Dial by your location    +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)  833 548 0282 US Toll-free 877 853 5247 US Toll-free 888 788 0099 US Toll-free 833 548 0276 US Toll-free Meeting ID:...

Oct 31 2020


12:00pm - 3:00pm Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds & Events Center
  • Add to calendar 2020-10-31 12:00:00 2020-10-31 15:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Hallowluma 175 Fairgrounds Drive, Petaluma, CA 94952
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Join us for some Halloween Drive-Thru fun! Hallowluma is a FREE drive thru parade for all ages at the Sonoma Marin Fairgrounds. Costumes and car decorations are encouraged! Facial coverings are required. All participants MUST remain in their vehicle at all times. The concourse will be lined with spirit stations ran by community groups such...

Nov 4 2020

Pedestrian & Bicycle Advisory Committee

  • Add to calendar 2020-11-04 18:30:00 2020-11-04 18:30:00 America/Los_Angeles Pedestrian & Bicycle Advisory Committee

Please visit the Meetings Page to review the Agenda for details and for information on how to participate virtually.

Nov 5 2020

Transit Advisory Committee

  • Add to calendar 2020-11-05 16:00:00 2020-11-05 16:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Transit Advisory Committee

Please visit the Meetings Page to review the Agenda for meeting details and form information about how to attend virtually.

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