Economic Sustainability

The City of Sebastopol is committed to maintaining its high quality of life by promoting an economic climate that is supportive of existing businesses, attracts new businesses that satisfy unmet area resident and visitor needs in a manner that supports Sebastopol’s unique identity, appreciation and respect for the environment and sense of place, while creating new jobs for residents of all income levels, promoting an improved jobs/housing balance.

Our General Plan includes an Economic Vitality Element, with detailed policies. See the General Plan.

As a small City, Sebastopol uses its resources with flexibility and creativity. Multiple City departments implement programs and projects to support economic sustainability. Key departments include: the City Manager’s office; the Planning Department; and the Engineering Division. Let us know how we can help you.

Economic Profile

The Sonoma County Economic Development Board has prepared an economic profile of Sebastopol with a variety of useful information.

Community economic development and business organizations

Visiting Sebastopol and Sonoma County

For information about visiting Sebastopol, see Experience Sebastopol.

For visitor-related business in Sonoma County, check with the Sonoma County Tourism site.

Working and Living in Sonoma County

Check out all the reasons why Sonoma County and Sebastopol are terrific places to live and work!

Business License information

All businesses require a Business License. See the Business License page.

Formula businesses are allowed in the following shopping centers:

  • Redwood Marketplace, located at 700-800 Gravenstein Highway North
  • Fiesta Shopping Center, located at 500-660 Gravenstein Highway North and 7822-7840 Covert Lane
  • Southpoint Shopping Center, located at 775-801 Gravenstein Highway South
  • Gravenstein Shopping Center, located at 950-980 Gravenstein Highway South