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Below are different organizations that provide resources and assistance when searching and applying for Affordable Housing in Sonoma County:

Considering expanding or moving to Healdsburg?

Here’s how we can help:

  • Introductions to key business leaders and elected officials
  • Site selection and leasing
  • Planning and permitting advocacy
  • Relocation and expansion assistance
  • Workshops, seminars, and individual consulting
  • Write an effective business plan
  • Increase Sales
  • Create new marketing strategies
  • Improve customer service

How is your business doing?

Would you like a confidential, in-depth written operational review of your business? Are your ready for a strategic plan success?

We cover:

  • Annual and quarterly financial statements
  • Operational issues
  • Decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Business strategies, goals, and objectives
  • Personnel issues
  • Facilities and capital improvement
  • If you have been in business for at least one year in the Healdsburg area, and would like to discuss this program, contact Tallia Hart, CEO at (707) 433-6935, or email [email protected].

Come and Visit, and Find Out if Healdsburg is Right For You
If you are serious about joining the Healdsburg business community, be our guests for a tour of the community and meet key business and civic leaders.

Online Healdsburg Chamber of Commerce Membership Application

City of Healdsburg
401 Grove Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Phone: (707) 431-3317
Fax: (707) 431-3321

City of Healdsburg – Business License Office
401 Grove Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Phone: (707) 431-3177
All businesses in the City of Healdsburg are required to obtain a business license. The business license period is from July 1st through June 30th of each year. Based on the opening date of your business, fees may be pro-rated on a quarterly basis.

Planning & Building Department
401 Grove Street
(Physical location: 435 Allen Ct.)
Healdsburg, CA 95448
(707) 431-3346
Handles planning & building codes & offers a One-Stop-Shop permit review process; also handles sign regulations and way-finding signage

Electric Department
(707) 431-3346
Handles all matters pertaining to electrical services within the city limits.

Public Works Department
Phone: (707) 431-3346
Handles matters related to sewer discharge.

Utility Office
Phone: (707) 431-3307
There is an application form and deposit requirement for any business that requires utilities to be connected at a city location.
For natural gas service & connection contact PG&E 1-800-743-5000
For disposal & garbage contact Northbay Corp. 585-0291

Downtown Healdsburg Merchant Display Guides. Enforced by the City of Healdsburg
Portable Sign, Temporary Sign, & Menu Board Guidelines PDF
Downtown Outdoor Display Guidelines PDF

The Sonoma County Economic Development Board has an entire department dedicated to
Business Assistance Department
Economic Development Board Business Assistance Department

10 Steps To Starting Your Own Business PDF

Sonoma County Economic Development Board
Sheba Person-Whitley, Executive Director
141 Stony Circle, Suite 110
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Phone: (707) 565-7170
E-mail: [email protected]
The Sonoma County Economic Development Board (EDB) has two major functions: To provide information and referral services to help local businesses to start up, succeed and grow; and to develop and disseminate factual data regarding significant economic activities, trends and projections for Sonoma County.

Sonoma County Permit & Resource Management Department
2550 Ventura Avenue
Santa Rosa, California 95403
Phone: (707) 565-1900 or Click Here for their list of departments
The Permit and Resource Management Department is responsible for the regulation of land development in the unincorporated areas of Sonoma County. Their website covers just about everything you need to know, including permits available online.

Sonoma County Clerk
2300 County Center Drive
Building B 177
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Phone: (707) 565-3800
Fax: (707) 565-3957
All fictitious business names must be registered with the Sonoma County Clerk. Generally this registration applies to an individual doing business under a name other than their own, or the name suggests the existence of additional owners, or the name does not include the surname of each general partner.

SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives)
Chapter 450
777 Sonoma Avenue, Room 1158
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Phone: (707) 571-8342
Offers business assistance, referrals, training, counseling, and information.

Small Business Development Center
1377 Corporate Center Parkway
Santa Rosa, CA 95407
Phone: (707) 595-0060
Publicly funded small business assistance agency offering free business counseling and low cost training.

Governor’s Office of Business & Economic Development
1400 10th St. Sacramento, CA 95814
(877) 345-4633
The official website for the State of California providing state-by-step instructions for starting a business.

Start-up Kit
U.S. Small Business Administration
Phone: (415) 744-6823

United States Small Business Administration (SBA)
455 Market Street 6th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: (415) 744-6820
Fax: (415) 744-6812
The U.S. Small Business Administration provides financial, technical and management assistance. It is also the nation’s largest single financial backer of small businesses.