Permit Sonoma Fire Prevention

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  • Published on June 29, 2020

    As Independence Day approaches, the County of Sonoma Fire Prevention division would like to remind residents and visitors that all fireworks are illegal in unincorporated Sonoma County.

  • Published on June 15, 2020

    The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) has announced the burn suspension, beginning 12:01 a.m. Monday, June 15, 2020, and bans all outdoor burning.

  • Published on May 6, 2020
    Effective May 4, pursuant to Sonoma County Code Chapter 13-71, County of Sonoma Fire Prevention Division announces that burning permits are required in the unincorporated areas of the County in both the Local Responsibility Areas (LRA) and State Responsibility Areas (SRA).

  • Published on May 4, 2020

    Today marks the first day of the season for Sonoma County’s Residential Curbside Chipper program. This free curbside chipper service supports residents in creating defensible space around their homes and reduces vegetation along access routes.

  • Published on December 18, 2019

    Sonoma County Fire Prevention and Hazmat responded to a sodium hypochlorite leak Wednesday morning at 7:09 AM. This leak was the result of a truck fire, which took place at northbound U.S. Highway 101 at the South Cloverdale exit.

  • Published on December 12, 2019

    Effective December 9, 2019, the burn permit suspension in Sonoma, Lake, Napa, Solano, Yolo, and Colusa counties was lifted by Cal Fire. Those possessing current and valid agriculture and residential burn permits can resume burning on permissible burn days.

  • Published on December 10, 2019

    New state-mandated building codes, that govern the design and construction of structures and the maintenance of life safety systems within structures for fire prevention, go into effect on January 1, 2020.

  • Published on November 20, 2019

    On November 16, 2019, Sonoma County Fire Prevention and Hazardous Materials Unit responded to an overturned tanker on Highway 121 near Sonoma. Approximately 3,000 gallons of fuel spilled on the ground. A successful stinger operation was initiated and the situation was mitigated.

  • Published on August 30, 2019

    In this issue of our e-newsletter we have:

    • Code Enforcement Takes Action on Illegal Cannabis Grows
    • Coastal Close-Up Photo Contest
    • HazMat Team Keeps Our Roads and Waterways Safe
    • Storm Drains Connect Streets to Creeks
    • Sonoma Developmental Center (SDC) Update
    • Performance Dashboards
  • Published on July 19, 2019
    At approximately 5:00 pm on July 18, Sonoma County Fire Prevention and Hazmat dispatched to Roblar Road and Valley Ford Road in response to a report of 5 55-gallon containers left on the side of the road.
  • Published on May 31, 2019

    At approximately 7:30 pm last night, at the request of the Timber Cove Fire Protection District, Sonoma County Fire Division’s Hazardous Materials Response Team responded to an overturned tanker truck carrying gasoline. The location was near mile post 39 on Northbound Hwy 1.

  • Published on May 1, 2019

    Today marks the first day of the season for Sonoma County’s Roadside Chipper program. This free curbside chipper service supports residents in creating defensible space around their homes and reduce vegetation along access routes.

  • Published on April 24, 2019
    A pesar de las fuertes lluvias recientes, una gran parte del Condado de Sonoma sigue enfrentando el riesgo de incendios. La vegetación con pocos cuidados y sin mantenimiento es un combustible natural muy volátil que sirve para que se propaguen los incendios.
  • Published on April 24, 2019
    Despite the recent heavy rains, a large portion of Sonoma County continues to face risks from wildfire. One of the best ways for property owners and residents to protect their homes is to create good defensible space to ensure a buffer between their property and any surrounding grass, trees, shrubs, or wildland area.
  • Published on December 13, 2018

    On December 11, 2018, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors approved the relocation of fire inspection-related activities to Permit Sonoma. This move is one component of a phased effort that reimagines how fire and emergency services will be provided in Sonoma County. Effective January 1, 2019, the Fire Prevention Division and Hazardous Materials Division will be integrated into Permit Sonoma, increasing coordination of these fee-based inspection programs.

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James Williams
Fire Warden/Fire Marshal

Permit and Resource Management Department

County of Sonoma

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