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  • Published on January 16, 2019
    El Servicio Nacional de Meteorología ha emitido varias alertas en relación a la tormenta invernal que pasa por el Condado de Sonoma y que se extenderá hasta el jueves 17 de enero de 2019. Las fuertes lluvias que se pronostican para la noche crean potencial para que se generen deslizamientos de tierra en las áreas quemadas por los incendios de octubre de 2017.
  • Published on January 16, 2019
    The National Weather Service has issued several alerts and warnings due to the strong winter storm forecasted to pass over Sonoma County Wednesday night through Thursday, January 17, 2019. With the forecasted rain, there is potential for mudslides in the areas that burned in the October 2017 wildfires this evening.
  • Published on December 26, 2018
    Permit Sonoma
    A medida que el Condado continúa nuestra iniciativa de producir más viviendas, necesitamos su ayuda para encontrar sitios. Si los sitios cumplen con nuestro criterio, trabajaremos con el propietario y la comunidad para modificar la densidad con una revisión del diseño para garantizar la calidad y la compatibilidad de la comunidad.
  • Published on December 26, 2018
    Permit Sonoma

    As the County continues our initiative to produce more housing, we need your help in finding sites. If sites meet our criteria, we will work with the owner and community to rezone them for more density with design review to ensure quality and community compatibility.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on December 17, 2018
    Board of Supervisors

    In a significant step towards addressing Sonoma County’s housing crisis, last Tuesday the Board of Supervisors approved a series of actions that will result in the creation of 618 new units of affordable housing over the next three years.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on December 14, 2018
    Board of Supervisors

    The City of Santa Rosa and the County of Sonoma encourage residents living in and around the areas burned by the October 2017 wildfires to prepare their property for the rainy season and remain alert for possible threats from intense winter storms.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on December 11, 2018
    Board of Supervisors

    On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors approved the Recovery and Resiliency Framework which serves as a vision and approach for how Sonoma County will recover and emerge more resilient from the October 2017 wildfires.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on December 3, 2018
    Board of Supervisors

    Después de realizar una búsqueda a nivel nacional y un extenso proceso de entrevistas, la Administradora del Condado de Sonoma, Sheryl Bratton, ha decidido recomendar oficialmente al señor Christopher Godley como el próximo Director de la oficina de Gestión de Emergencias.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on December 3, 2018
    Board of Supervisors

    After a nationwide search and extensive interview process, Sonoma County Administrative Officer (CAO), Sheryl Bratton, will officially recommend the appointment of Christopher Godley as the next Emergency Management Director.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on November 20, 2018
    Board of Supervisors

    Sonoma County Emergency Managers are coordinating with the National Weather Service to monitor the rain forecast for this week, and to identify any concerns in burned areas. At this time, the National Weather Service forecast does not include a flood watch or warning.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on November 15, 2018
    Board of Supervisors
    The Board of Directors of the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District (Ag + Open Space) today accepted staff funding recommendations for five projects within or near urban areas throughout Sonoma County.
  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on November 9, 2018
    Board of Supervisors

    The County of Sonoma will remain open for normal office functions on Friday, November 9, 2018.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on November 7, 2018
    Board of Supervisors
    El Condado de Sonoma esta preparado responder ante posibles cortes eléctricos de PG&E en algunas áreas del condado. PG&E notificó al Condado sobre la posible activación de sus protocolos de seguridad pública que incluyen suspensiones del servicio eléctrico en áreas rurales del noreste del condado por las próximas 24 horas debido a inclemencias del clima.
  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on November 7, 2018
    Board of Supervisors
    This afternoon, the County of Sonoma acted promptly to prepare for the potential shut down of PG&E power to areas of Sonoma County. PG&E has notified the County that they may activate their Public Safety Power Shut-Off protocols due to extreme weather, and could potentially initiate a power shut down in the unincorporated northeastern parts of Sonoma County within the next 24 hours.
  • Creative Sonoma
    Published on October 25, 2018
    Creative Sonoma

    Creative Sonoma, a division of Sonoma County’s Economic Development Board, announces a new grant in continued support of Sonoma County artists who were affected by the Wildfires in 2017.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on October 24, 2018
    Board of Supervisors
    Farmers, vineyard owners, and other agricultural business owners are invited to participate in a free workshop on Tuesday, November 6 from 9 AM to 11 AM at the Farm Bureau Office to hear best practices from local farmers about energy and efficiency and water conservation.

  • Sonoma County Registrar of Voters
    Published on October 16, 2018
    Sonoma County Registrar of Voters

    Sonoma County election officials are alerting residents about a misleading robocall now circulating that wrongly claims there is an error in one of the ballot titles for the November 6 General Election

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

    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.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on October 13, 2018 at 10:30 PM
    Board of Supervisors

    This afternoon, the County of Sonoma acted promptly to prepare for the potential shut down of PG&E power to areas of Sonoma County.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on October 9, 2018
    Board of Supervisors
    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today approved the Tolay Lake Regional Park master plan, an action that allows the county’s largest park to open daily later this month.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on October 5, 2018
    Board of Supervisors
    Sonoma County Division of Emergency Management, in collaboration with local public safety agencies, conducted a first of its kind alert and warning exercise on the West Coast of the United States on September 10 and 12, 2018.
  • Sonoma County Registrar of Voters
    Published on September 24, 2018
    Sonoma County Registrar of Voters

    On September 25, civic-minded people and organizations all across the United States will take part in National Voter Registration Day.

  • Sonoma County Registrar of Voters
    Published on September 14, 2018
    Sonoma County Registrar of Voters

    The Sonoma County Registrar of Voters is recruiting bi-lingual polling place workers across the county for the November 6, 2018 Gubernatorial General Election.

  • Sonoma County Registrar of Voters
    Published on September 6, 2018
    Sonoma County Registrar of Voters

    The Sonoma County Registrar of Voters is recruiting polling place workers across the county for the November 6, 2018 Gubernatorial General Election.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on September 4, 2018
    Board of Supervisors
    On September 10 th and 12 th Sonoma County will test emergency alert and warning systems. During this testing period, residents and visitors may receive a phone call, an alert on their mobile device, or experience interruptions in local radio and television.
  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on August 30, 2018
    Board of Supervisors
    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors declared that September is National Preparedness Month. The preparedness campaign provides an opportunity for all of us to ready ourselves and our families now and throughout the year for potential emergency situations.
  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on August 20, 2018
    Board of Supervisors
    Sonoma County Transportation and Public Works (TPW) has been awarded a grant in the amount of $1,082,969 by CAL FIRE, Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Fire Prevention Grants Program.

  • Sonoma County Registrar of Voters
    Published on August 14, 2018
    Sonoma County Registrar of Voters

    Today, the Board of Supervisors approved a request by County Clerk William F. Rousseau authorizing him to execute a contract with Dominion Voting Systems Inc. for a comprehensive, modern voting system. The new system known as “Democracy Suite version 5.2” will replace the county’s current 35-year old multi-card ballot and tallying system.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on August 13, 2018
    Board of Supervisors

    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors has acknowledged August as Child Support Awareness Month, joining National and State leaders recognizing the vital role of establishing, collecting and distributing child support to families.

  • Clerk-Recorder-Assessor Department
    Published on August 9, 2018
    Clerk-Recorder-Assessor Department
    After the loss of approximately $1.8 billion in assessed value due to the October 2017 Wildfires and the devastating loss of over 5300 properties, Sonoma County’s net property tax assessment roll is now at $88,980,645,021.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on August 1, 2018
    Board of Supervisors

    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors invites community members to attend and provide input to guide post-fire recovery efforts at an upcoming Safety Net Services Recovery public workshop, on August 7, 2018.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on July 16, 2018
    Board of Supervisors
    The County of Sonoma is pleased to announce it has been named the national first place winner by the Center for Digital Government (CDG) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) for the innovative and collaborative digital response to the October wildfires. The Digital Counties Survey Awards recognize counties for their technology policies and practices and only allocates ten winning spots for counties based on population. Sonoma County takes home top honors in the 500,000 to 999,999 population category.
  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on June 22, 2018
    Board of Supervisors

    The National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning which is in effect from 11 am Saturday, June 23, 2018 to 8 PM Sunday, June 24, 2018. 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.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on June 21, 2018
    Board of Supervisors

    The National Weather Service is forecasting hot temperatures throughout the state and in Sonoma County over the next few days. The hottest weather will be on Friday, June 22, 2018 and Saturday, June 23, 2018. Inland temperatures are expected to reach the upper 90s and low 100s while temperatures closer to the coast will remain milder.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on May 22, 2018
    Board of Supervisors
    Beginning Wednesday, May 30, 2018, the County of Sonoma in collaboration with the City of Santa Rosa will temporarily close the section of the Joe Rodota Trail (JRT) from Roseland Avenue to Dutton Avenue to remove unlawful encampments and reestablish a safe and clean environment for all trail visitors. The effort is anticipated to last two days, after which the County will reopen the closed section of the JRT for recreational trail use.
  • Clerk-Recorder-Assessor Department
    Published on May 2, 2018
    Clerk-Recorder-Assessor Department

    The Sonoma County Clerk-Recorder’s Office has unveiled a new website that increases online access to records, including all recordable land and finance records. Members of the public can now purchase and download a wide range of records immediately and order certified copies of certain records online.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on April 17, 2018
    Board of Supervisors

    On April 17th, 2018, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors approved road improvement projects which will make it easier and safer to travel in Sonoma County. These improvements will be funded with the new gas tax, also known as Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.

  • Registrar of Voters
    Published on April 4, 2018
    Registrar of Voters

    County Clerk William F. Rousseau reminds Sonoma County residents that the deadline to complete a survey about their voting experiences is April 13, 2018. Residents are encouraged to take a brief survey to share their experiences with the current voting system; what they liked or disliked, and what they think are priorities to consider when selecting a new voting system.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on March 14, 2018
    Board of Supervisors
    Sonoma County is ranked the seventh healthiest county in California, according to the 2018 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps.
  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on March 13, 2018
    Board of Supervisors

    On March 12, 2018, Christopher Godley, a nationally respected emergency services leader, has been temporarily named the interim Emergency Manager of Sonoma County. Mr. Godley will take the helm of the Emergency Services Division for several months while the County conducts a national recruitment to find a qualified individual to serve as the permanent Emergency Manager.

  • Sonoma County Registrar of Voters
    Published on March 1, 2018
    Sonoma County Registrar of Voters

    County Clerk William F. Rousseau has begun a special project to select a new voting system for Sonoma County. County Clerk Rousseau stated “I made it a priority in my final term in office to ensure Sonoma County modernizes and upgrades its voting system to the latest standards, using the most secure, accurate, and accessible technology available. We want to have new voting equipment for polling places and machinery for counting ballots beginning in 2019.”

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on February 23, 2018
    Board of Supervisors

    First District Supervisor Susan Gorin invites community members to apply for positions on local policy making bodies.

  • Published on February 9, 2018
    Permit Sonoma

    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 24, 2018

    After two years of recovery in the local real estate market, Sonoma County residential property owners may begin to see an increase to prior property tax values in the coming years.

    Sonoma County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor Bill Rousseau commented, “For the 2014 assessment year, the assessment roll will reflect some significant increases due to the residential real estate market recovery in most areas of the County.”

  • Published on January 19, 2018
    Permit Sonoma

    The County of Sonoma has issued the first Cannabis Cultivation Permit on Monday, December 4. Shannon and Cameron Hattan, co-founders of Fiddlers Greens, were issued a Zoning Permit from the Department of Ag Weights and Measures which allows up to 10,000 square feet of outdoor medical cannabis cultivation on their property outside of Sebastopol.

  • Published on January 19, 2018
    Permit Sonoma

    he 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 January 19, 2018
    Permit Sonoma

    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.

  • Published on December 27, 2017

    The Sonoma County Tax Collector is receiving a number of inquiries from property owners who wish to “pre-pay” property taxes prior to January 1, 2018, resulting from the federal tax bill with a new $10,000 limit on state and local taxes that may be deducted for federal income tax purposes.

  • 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 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.

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County of Sonoma
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575 Administration Drive
Suite 104A
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.464665, -122.725235