Request #19-519

To Whom It May Concern,

I would like to request the PERMIT HISTORY for a property located at 3795 Coffey Lane, Santa Rosa, California 95403.  Specifically, I am trying to find out whether the 1200 sq. ft. barn located on the property (which has a one-half (1/2) bath) is permitted as a Dwelling to lease as living space.

I would also like to request the PERMIT HISTORY for a property located at 811 Davis Street, Santa Rosa, California 95401. Specifically, I am trying to obtain the permits for other two (2) structures situated on the property.  They have one duplex and another unit that are both being rented out to tenants.  They may be identified with unit numbers #A, #B, and #C.

My office is involved in a litigation wherein the owner of the property is demanding loss of rent benefits pursuant to his homeowner's insurance policy.  However, we are trying to surmise whether his lease of the barn is being done so legally or illegally. It is my understanding that once the Barn is up to code as a Dwelling structure (ADU, in this case), a Certificate of Occupancy will be issued.

Also, I wanted to know if you could direct me to any local laws, regulations, ordinances, or municipal codes that regulate such conversions.  I have reviewed some relevant codes in Title 20 ZONING of the Santa Rosa City Code, but wanted to see if there may be any others that specifically address whether a property is required to have a Certificate of Occupancy in order to lease the property for living (as a dwelling).

Thank you in advance for your assistance and cooperation in this matter.  My contact information is provided below.


Best Regards,


Vanessa P. Natividad


Tharpe & Howell, LLP

15250 Ventura Boulevard
Ninth Floor
Sherman Oaks, CA  91403
(818) 205-9955
(818) 205-9944 fax


July 26, 2019 via web






Point of Contact

City Clerk

Request Published Public
July 29, 2019, 2:05pm
Request Closed Public

The records you requested and which were determined to be disclosable exist in electronic format and we have provided all responsive non-exempt records to you.

July 29, 2019, 2:05pm
Document(s) Released Public
6364 b.pdf
June 7 1972 Memo.pdf
May 25 1972 Memo.pdf
Site Occupant Relocation Record.pdf
July 29, 2019, 1:37pm
Document(s) Released   Details Public
3795 Coffey Ln Assessors Map.pdf
3795 Coffey Ln Permit.pdf
3795 Coffey Ln Site Plan.pdf
Permit 53635 Application.pdf
Permit 53635.pdf
Permit 54144 Application.pdf
Permit 54144.pdf
Permit B18-4751 Inspection List.pdf
Permit B18-4751.pdf
Permit B18-5314 - Inspection List.pdf
Permit B18-5314.pdf
Sonoma County Permit History & County Assessor Information.pdf
Letter - Engineer Seal.pdf
July 29, 2019, 1:36pm
Request Opened Public
Request received via web
July 26, 2019, 2:02pm