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Accessory Dwelling Units
UPDATE - THIS SECTION WILL BE UPDATED WITH THE CITY'S NEW ACCESSORY DWELLING UNIT (ADU) REGULATIONS AS SOON AS THEY ARE FORMALLY ADOPTED:
A Second Residential Dwelling Unit is a detached or attached dwelling unit of 800 square-feet or less and provides permanent, independent living provisions including sleeping, cooking, living and sanitation on the same lot as the primary dwelling unit.
Second Residential Dwelling Units are permitted in any Residential Zoning District subject to Minor Design Review permit approval pursuant to Section 18.03.150 of the Zoning Ordinance.

The units are required to be constructed in accordance with the development standards for Second Residential Dwelling Units listed here in Section 18.09.180.
The Accessory Dwelling Unit brochure provides a summary of the Development Standards for construction of the units.

Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program
The City continues to partner with the Sonoma County Community Development Commission to offer low-cost loans for property repairs and rehabilitation to owners of single-family homes, mobile homes and multi-family homes.

Click here for more information on the Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program.

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Fair Housing
The Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) enforces California laws that provide protection and monetary relief to victims of unlawful housing practices.

Click here for additional information and a brochure on Fair Housing laws.
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Click here for additional information and answers to some frequently asked questions regarding Fair Housing laws.


Fair Housing Advocates of Northern California is an independent nonprofit providing varying levels of fair housing advice and services, as well as mortgage foreclosure prevention services to residents of Sonoma County, including Cloverdale.

Energy Use and Conservation
Learn ways to reduce your homes energy needs and consumption with construction techniques and site planning such as passive solar home design and energy efficient lighting.

Sonoma County Energy Independence Program
 provides resources, rebates, incentives, contractors, and financing options to help property owners save energy, save money, and live comfortably.

Energy Upgrade California Home Upgrade provides assistance and incentives for home improvement projects that can reduce energy use and make homes more comfortable.

Click here for helpful tips from the U.S. Department of Energy on saving money and energy at home.

PG & E provides the following helpful information on ways to save money and conserve energy at home:
Tips on saving energy in your home 
A step by step guide on smarter home energy use
Swimming pool pump efficiency fact sheet

The California Energy Commission provides the following information on ways to consume less energy:
Summertime Tips to Stay Cool at Home
Summertime Home Energy Saving Tips 
Summertime Energy Saving Tips for Businesses
Wintertime Home Energy Saving Tips
Winter Holiday Season Energy Saving Tips
Wintertime Energy Saving Tips for Businesses 

Kids can learn how to help reduce energy use at home with these helpful tips and information from HomeAdvisor.com
Home Energy Conservation for Kids  

Housing Programs
Click here to learn if you are eligible and how to apply for the CalHFA FHA Program, which is a first mortgage loan insured by the Federal Housing Administration.


Cloverdale City Hall
124 N. Cloverdale Blvd.
Cloverdale, CA 95425
Phone: 707.894.2521
Fax: 707.894.3451
Hours: M-Th, 8a-5p