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 your looking for, let us know!
To protect the public and staff, our physical offices are closed. Although the offices are closed, we are working harder than ever to provide services virtually via email, phone, and video calls. Check out the Department Page, the Services Page or use the Search Box above to find what you need.
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.
CELEBRATE SAFELY - NO FIREWORKS
The City of Petaluma has made the difficult decision to ban the use of all fireworks, effective immediately. The increasing number of Red Flag Weather Days and devastating wildfires, coupled with the prevalence of illegal fireworks, has presented a risk too great to be ignored. While we understand fireworks are a beloved tradition for many, our top priority is to keep our residents and properties safe and encourage you to establish new traditions. There will be a ZERO TOLERANCE policy for all firework use, including those previously considered legal. Violations are subject to fines of up to $1,000. Read the Fireworks news article to learn more or review the Fireworks Ordinance for the details of the new rules.