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  • Published on October 14, 2018 at 7:40 PM

    Sonoma County officials are prepared to notify residents who will likely be impacted by PG&E’s planned power shut-off this evening, due to extreme weather conditions. PG&E estimates that around 400 customers in Sonoma County will be impacted by a power shut-off.

  • Health Services
    Published on October 10, 2018
    Health Services
    Previously the Department of Health Services had submitted to the Board of Supervisors to approve a Safe Drug and Sharps Disposal Ordinance.
  • Health Services
    Published on October 5, 2018
    Health Services
    The Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) newsletter is published every two to three months by Sonoma County Behavioral Health.
  • Published on October 5, 2018

    The Water Board mandates that contractors meet specific storm water construction practices to prevent harmful pollutants from entering our watershed. Sonoma County is required by our permit from the Water Board to enforce compliance with these requirements. The County has been working with contractors in Larkfield and Mark West areas since August to get voluntary compliance and to notify them of the requirements.   Read More

  • Published on October 2, 2018
    Permit Sonoma

    As many of you know, in this competitive job market, our entire industry is experiencing a challenge in recruiting and retaining skilled building staff. Permit Sonoma currently has a 40 percent temporary shortage in staff members that review building permits. Our department closely monitors our permit turnaround times and makes this information publicly available through our online performance dashboard.   Read More

  • Published on September 28, 2018

    In this issue of our newsletter, we have an update to the County Septic Policy, tips to make sure your parcel is ready for winter, and news from the County’s cannabis code enforcement.

  • Published on September 20, 2018

    The County has launched a new cannabis dispensary waitlist available to applicants with permit eligible properties.

  • Health Services
    Published on September 10, 2018
    Health Services
    The Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) newsletter is published every two to three months by Sonoma County Behavioral Health.
  • Published on September 6, 2018

    The North Bay is experiencing a housing affordability crisis. The catastrophic fires of 2017 exacerbated this situation by destroying thousands of homes. As the region rebuilds and builds the housing necessary for our next generation of people and their families, we need to be sure that we're responding to their changing needs and preferences. Please help this effort by responding to this survey (anonymously) and letting us know more about what your current needs are and what you would prefer to see in the future.

  • Published on August 24, 2018

    The County of Sonoma is updating County regulations for septic systems in order to meet state mandated regulations that protect water quality and public health. Permit Sonoma invites the public to attend upcoming community meetings to share feedback on the proposed Onsite Wastewater Treatment System (OWTS) Manual.

  • Published on August 21, 2018
    Permit Sonoma

    Starting August 24, 2018, Permit Sonoma will begin implementing our new administrative citation program, supporting our goal of establishing a safe and healthy community. This new program provides an additional tool for enforcement, enabling the County to enforce various codes and ordinances via less stringent enforcement action. Administrative citations give us the ability to respond immediately to transient and nuisance violations in the field.

  • Published on August 6, 2018

    On the Tuesday, August 7, 2018 Board of Supervisors Meeting, the County of Sonoma Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on Cannabis Ordinance Amendments.

  • Health Services
    Published on July 30, 2018
    Health Services

    The Department wishes to thank all of the organizations that submitted a response to this Request for Qualifications.

  • Health Services
    Published on July 30, 2018
    Health Services

    The Department wishes to thank all of the organizations that submitted a response to this Request for Qualifications.

  • Health Services
    Published on July 30, 2018
    Health Services

    The Department wishes to thank all of the organizations that submitted a response to this Request for Qualifications.

  • Published on July 27, 2018

    In this issue of our e-newsletter we have updates on rebuilding, new housing resources, and septic system regulations.

  • Published on July 2, 2018

    Permit Sonoma has a new housing dashboard to measure our success in meeting ambitious housing goals set by the Board of Supervisors. The County will be partnering with cities to create a community-wide housing dashboard in the coming months.

  • Published on June 29, 2018

    In this issue of our e-newsletter we have post-fire rebuilding progress, housing for all, increased enforcement for vacation rentals, and a cannabis ordinance update.

  • Published on June 29, 2018
    The National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning which is in effect from 11 pm Friday to 11 pm Saturday. A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions comprised of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures are either occurring now, or will shortly.
  • Published on June 13, 2018

    Provided by PG&E in collaboration with the County's General Services Energy and Sustainability Division, the MI-BEST is a series of five consecutive days of training designed to be taken in sequence. MI-BEST joins the art of construction to the science of energy and moisture management. It provides building professionals an opportunity to learn and practice techniques that might otherwise take many residential projects to experience and troubleshoot.  Participants are encouraged to attend the entire series but individual sign-ups by day and topic are allowed.  Visit www.pge.com/energyclasses for more information.

  • Published on May 31, 2018

    Sonoma County is conducting a voluntary survey to assess storm water awareness. We're looking for residents of Petaluma, Penngrove, Kenwood, Glen Ellen, and Sonoma to help guide our public outreach efforts for Region 2 of the California Regional Water Quality Control Board. We appreciate you taking the time to help us with this program.

  • Published on May 31, 2018

    In this issue of our e-newsletter we have updates on rebuilding, new housing initiatives, the revised onsite waste treatment systems (OWTS) manual, and a new tool that allows you to schedule appointments at the Permit Center.

  • Published on May 1, 2018

    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors will be considering the revised onsite waste treatment systems (OWTS) manual at an upcoming meeting on May 22, 2018. If the Board approves the revision, the County will then submit a revised Local Area Management Program (LAMP) and OWTS Manual to the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board (NCRWQCB).

  • Published on May 1, 2018

    The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today announced the annual quarantine of sport-harvested mussels gathered along the California coast.

  • Published on May 1, 2018
    Permit Sonoma (PRMD)

    Wet Weather Percolation and Groundwater Testing information for the 2017-2018 season. Wet weather groundwater and percolation testing has closed for the 2017-2018 season. Rainfall totals data and/or testing open dates have been updated as of May 1, 2018.

  • Health Services
    Published on April 24, 2018
    Health Services

    The Sonoma County Department of Health Services (Department) is pleased to invite you to respond to a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the purpose of identifying qualified entities (consultants) to provide facilitation services.

  • Health Services
    Published on April 24, 2018
    Health Services

    The Sonoma County Department of Health Services (Department) is pleased to invite you to respond to a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the purpose of identifying qualified entities (consultants) to provide communications and media services.

  • Health Services
    Published on April 24, 2018
    Health Services

    The Sonoma County Department of Health Services (Department) is pleased to invite you to respond to a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the purpose of identifying qualified entities (consultants) to provide program evaluation services.

  • Health Services
    Published on April 4, 2018
    Health Services

    The Department wishes to thank all of the organizations that submitted a response to this Request for Proposals.

  • Published on March 27, 2018

    Nurse-Family Partnership is often cited as THE intervention for preventing child abuse and neglect. From a healthy babies program to crime prevention, Nurse-Family Partnership is validated by research. The level of proven effectiveness demonstrated is unsurpassed in evidence-based home visitation programs. Over the last three decades, there has been a 48% reduction in child abuse and neglect among participants in Nurse-Family Partnership.

  • Published on February 27, 2018
    Permit Sonoma (PRMD)
    Permit Sonoma is releasing, for public review and comment, a revised Onsite Wastewater Treatment System (OWTS) Manual.
  • Published on February 20, 2018

    When: February 28, 2018 from 6:00  8:00 PM 
    The County of Sonoma encourages residents in Sonoma Valley rebuilding from the October 2017 wildfires to bring their questions to a Rebuilding Community Meeting on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. County Supervisor Susan Gorin will host the meeting.

  • Published on February 16, 2018

    Join the Energy and Sustainability Division for a free workshop on Rebuilding for Efficiency.  You'll learn about the options, benefits, rebates and incentives and considerations for your design team, 

  • Published on February 9, 2018

    When: February 15, 2018 from 6:00 8:00 PM
    The City of Santa Rosa and County of Sonoma encourage residents rebuilding from the October 2017 wildfires to bring their questions to a Rebuilding Community Meeting on Thursday, February 15, 2018.

  • Published on January 30, 2018

    When: February 22, 2018 from 9:00 12:00 PM
    Permit Sonoma is hosting another public environmental regulatory permit meeting for owners of private bridges that were damaged in the fires.

  • Published on January 25, 2018

    The Board of Supervisors recently voted to not extend the moratorium on new vacation rental permit applications. Therefore Permit Sonoma can begin accepting Vacation Rental applications again on Monday, February 5, 2018. More Information

  • Published on January 18, 2018
    Permit Sonoma (PRMD)

    Use this document to evaluate the condition and location of septic systems for the purpose of rebuilding structures destroyed by the Sonoma Complex Fire and to determine the capability of septic systems county-wide to support temporary housing.

  • Published on January 8, 2018

    Apply Now! Applications are now being accepted for Historic Preservation Grants. Grant funds in this category are for the renovation, restoration, and/or preservation of historical resources. The County will award a total of approximately $50,000 this year.

  • Health Services
    Published on January 5, 2018
    Health Services

    The Sonoma County EMS Development and Improvement Workgroup cancelled due to the Sonoma Complex Fires has been rescheduled for February 9, 2018, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM.

  • Published on December 26, 2017
    The devastating October wildfires that swept through Sonoma County created a significant flood risk for people living in and nearby the burned areas until vegetation is restored. In order to help residents assess their risk and prepare for flooding, a post-fire hazard map is now available.

  • Published on December 21, 2017

    Join the Energy and Sustainability Division for a Home Energy Workshop to learn how you can start saving money and live more comfortably now.

  • Published on December 15, 2017
    California Penal Code Section 396 generally prohibits charging a price that exceeds, by more than 10 percent, the price of an item before a state or local declaration of emergency. This law applies to those who sell food, emergency supplies, medical supplies, building materials and gasoline. The law also applies to repair or reconstruction services, emergency cleanup services, transportation, freight and storage services, hotel accommodations and rental housing.
  • Published on December 13, 2017
    The Sonoma County Water Agency (Water Agency) Board of Directors and the Board of Directors of the Sonoma Valley County Sanitation District unanimously approved an ordinance to prorate annual sewer charges for residents whose homes were damaged or destroyed in the Sonoma Complex Fires in October, 2017.
  • Published on December 8, 2017

    If you are a Vacation Rental owner who has made your home available to fire victims, we thank you for offering a roof to those who no longer have one. If you have been considering making your rental home available to fire victims, we would like to encourage you do so now. Transitioning your vacation rental property to long-term use will not jeopardize your ability to resume operation of your vacation rental in the future. If you are currently or planning to offer your Vacation Rental for long-term use, please fill out the Vacation Rental Housing Recovery Response form.  

  • Published on December 7, 2017
    Sonoma County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor William F. Rousseau announced today that property owners with real property damage over $10,000 will start receiving fire damage reassessment notices over the next few weeks. The reassessment notices will be sent out in batches and the Assessor’s Office asks property owners to be patient with the process.
  • Published on December 7, 2017
    Sonoma County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor William F. Rousseau announced today that property owners with real property damage over $10,000 will start receiving fire damage reassessment notices over the next few weeks. The reassessment notices will be sent out in batches and the Assessor’s Office asks property owners to be patient with the process.
  • Published on December 4, 2017

    The County of Sonoma issued the first cannabis cultivation permit on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. 

  • Published on November 30, 2017
    To provide a financial boost for those affected by the Sonoma County fires, the Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund (SOS) is offering special assistance grants to low-income residents for up to $3000.
  • Published on November 30, 2017
    Sonoma County Clerk Recorder Assessor, William F. Rousseau, announced today that properties with structures that were severely damaged by the Sonoma Complex Fires may be eligible to transfer their property tax base (Prop. 13) to a replacement property.
  • Published on November 22, 2017
    Permit Sonoma (PRMD)

    The County of Sonoma is pleased to invite you to respond to a Request for Proposals for Sonoma Complex Fires Disaster Recovery Center. The County is seeking sealed proposals from responsible, qualified and experienced firms to assist with permitting procedures associated with recovery and rebuilding efforts. 

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