Permit & Resource
Management Department

Sonoma County Wildfires

Update: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Permit Sonoma Offices Closed Wednesday, Reopen Thursday

Permit Sonoma's offices remain closed to the public Wednesday, October 18, but our offices will reopen on Thursday, October 19 at 8:00 AM.

Please note services may be limited with priority given to fire recovery. Building permit inspections and plan check services will not be available this week. The date they will resume is to be determined. Building inspection, plan check, and other staff will be dispatched throughout the county to tag damaged structures and account for destroyed structures.

Update: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

  • Permit Sonoma Offices Closed

    Permit Sonoma's offices remain closed to the public. Re-opening date is to be determined.

  • RESA Parcel Status Interactive Map

    Rapid Evaluation Safety Assessment (RESA) is an important step in assessing the damage and safety concerns of structures after a natural disaster. RESA Inspectors are experienced building construction and engineering professionals who have been certified through the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). View an interactive map (updated daily) that shows inspection progress and status of parcels within the burn areas of Sonoma County.

    View Map

Update: Monday, October 16, 2017

Permit Sonoma's offices remain closed to the public. Re-opening date is to be determined. As County employees, Permit Sonoma staff have been called to assist in fire-related relief efforts.

The Local Assistance Center (LAC) remains open for County of Sonoma residents, including residents of the City of Santa Rosa, impacted by fires.

Update: Saturday, October 14, 2017

  • Housing Resources

    The Permit Sonoma Planning division and the Sonoma County Community Development Commission have joined together to offer housing resource assistance for people who have been displaced by the wildfires in unincorporated Sonoma County. We will be providing information about disaster-related housing opportunities and upcoming ordinance changes.

    Find Out More

  • Local Assistance Center (LAC) Opens for Sonoma County Residents Impacted by Fires

    The County of Sonoma and the City of Santa Rosa are opening a Local Assistance Center (LAC) in partnership with FEMA and the California Office of Emergency Services (CalEOS) Saturday, October 14th. The LAC will be a one-stop shop with critical services for residents who have been impacted by the fires. The center, at the Press Democrat building in downtown Santa Rosa at 427 Mendocino Avenue between Ross and 5th Streets, will be open from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM daily for at least two weeks.

    More Information About the LAC

Update: Thursday, October 12, 2017

Permit Sonoma's offices remain closed to the public today, October 12 and tomorrow October 13.

Update: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Permit Sonoma's offices remain closed to the public today.

Update: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Permit Sonoma's offices remain closed to the public today.

Building permit inspections will not be available this week, October 10-13, due to staff safety considerations and Permit Sonoma emergency response. Building inspection and other staff will be dispatched throughout the county to tag damaged structures and account for destroyed structures. This information is critical to the local, state, and federal emergency response. We thank you for your patience and will update this message as more information is available.

Update: Monday, October 9, 2017

Permit Sonoma's offices remain closed due to the Tubbs Fire in the vicinity. We will notify the public when our offices reopen.

As always, public safety is our number one priority. Please avoid wildfire areas and follow instructions from emergency personnel.

Updates and information on the Sonoma County wildfires:

  • When: October 20, 2017 at 4:00 PM
    Permitted Special Events:  Three-quarters of our market is reserved for farmers and food providers, plus there are also a variety of services and locally-made artisan goods, as well as live music and educational tables.
  • When: October 25, 2017 at 3:00 PM

    Public workshop to provide a forum for input from other stakeholder groups and interested parties regarding Winery Events in Sonoma Valley.

  • When: October 27, 2017 at 4:00 PM
    Permitted Special Events:  Three-quarters of our market is reserved for farmers and food providers, plus there are also a variety of services and locally-made artisan goods, as well as live music and educational tables.
  • More Events
  • Published on September 29, 2017

    In the September issue of our e-newsletter we give you a heads up about some changes coming soon to our website. We share tips for caring for your septic system, and we’ll showcase one of Sonoma County’s historic resources. Commissioner Dick Fogg shares his favorite place in the county in this month’s Planning Commissioner interview.

  • Published on September 28, 2017

    Find out what you need to know about dry weather testing for wells in water scarce areas, including the application process and upcoming testing closure dates.

  • More News

Contact Information

Permit Center & Mailing Address
2550 Ventura Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.465225, -122.723293

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