What does a Sonoma Zoning DA 10 mean?

Asked by spynkist, San Francisco, CA Fri Jul 6, 2012

I am looking into a property in an agricultural area in Sonoma that is zoned DA 10.
What DA 10 mean for the property?

Alternatively, is there an online resource that defines that? I located the Sonoma County description of DA Diverse Agriculture District is, but haven't found the specifics for DA 10.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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David Smith, Agent, Santa Rosa, CA
Mon May 1, 2017
Diverse agriculture with a maximum of 1 dwelling per 10 acres. I believe it can be subdivided into 3, 3 acre lots.

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Kendra Mart…, Agent, Sonoma, CA
Thu Sep 26, 2013
DA 10 Means

Diverse Agricultural 10 acre minimum.
A lot can be done there, Best way to find the rules is to go to the Sonoma County PRMD web sight, and then go to Zoning. If you have the APN # you can even look up that particular property.

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Kendra Mart…, Agent, Sonoma, CA
Sat Jul 7, 2012
Divers Ag limited 10 acre minimum. You can go to Sonoma County PRMD's Web site and look up Zoning for this area, There are many things that you can do with this zoning, Horses, Goats, Chickens, Pigs, Kennel, or Grapes. http://www.sonoma-county.org/prmd/
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Sharon Hawth…, Agent, Sebastopol, CA
Sat Jul 7, 2012
As you've found DA = Diverse Agriculture. 10 means one dwelling unit per 10 acres is allowed. You can research yourself as http://www.sonoma-county.org/prmd/docs/zoning/index.htm#zone
NOTE: the description of the number function is at the bottom of the page.

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Pam Buda, Agent, Santa Rosa, CA
Sat Jul 7, 2012
Hi Oz..I did a blog post last winter about Sonoma County PRMD ..our planning department. It has a link to the zoning regulation database and also to the online permit history search feature. http://winecountryandhorses.com/2011/11/02/planning-on-build…
I will echo the others in that DA 10 refers to Diverse Ag zoning with a ten acre minimum lot size for that parcel. Good luck in your research!
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Kirsten Lind…, Agent, Sonoma, CA
Fri Jul 6, 2012
Hi Oz:

If you go to the Sonoma County Department of Permit and Resource Management and drill down into the Zoning section you will find a bit more info. Basically, DA 10 means the zoning for that particular parcel would permit one dwelling unit per 10 acres. It's very rare to find parcels that can be split but if the land you are looking at has at least 20 acres, it's possible that you might be able to split it into two parcels. Again, land that can be split is almost impossible to find today. The best way to get specific info about the parcel is to call PRMD and ask to speak to someone in Zoning. They will be able to answer your questions if you can provide the APN (Assessor's Parcel Number.) if you want more info on land in Sonoma County you can contact me, of course. Would love to chat with you...I specialize in land sales.
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Dave Roberts, Agent, Healdsburg, CA
Fri Jul 6, 2012
Just to confirm what Patty said. DA is a very flexible zoning that allows you to do many more activities than some other agricultural zonings. The specifics of the "10" are just as Patty said. That's your minimum lot size. The DA part that you found online works for any DA parcel, no matter what size.
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Patty Marken, Agent, Sonoma, CA
Fri Jul 6, 2012
Diverse agriculture 10 acre minimum ,it is a great zoning, lots of leeway on what you can do on the property. Can not be split into anything smaller than 10 acres.
Hope that helps!
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