Documents important to rebuilding after the 2017 Sonoma Complex Fire and 2019 Kincade Fire.
Welcome Home Packet
If you are preparing to move into your home after rebuilding in unincorporated Sonoma County, check out the Rebuild Welcome Home Packet for information and resources to assist in the process.
Sonoma County Rebuild Welcome Home Packet (PDF: 5.79 MB)
Condado de Sonoma Benvenidos a Casa (PDF: 8.94 MB)
Temporary Housing Urgency Ordinances
The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors adopted the following Urgency Ordinances to address the immediate need for housing for persons displaced by the 2017 Sonoma Complex Fire and 2019 Kincade Fire:
Building and Construction
Rebuilding Permit Checklist
Listing of the various methods for forensic testing of concrete.
A partial list of "code upgrades" a replacement home will require. The year the home was built and the year of any remodel and/or addition can impact the amount of "code upgrades."
Guidelines to clarify design criteria for bridges. The following are addressed: new construction, replacement, and repair.
This guideline presents an evaluation methodology for fire exposed concrete members. The aim is to provide a uniform evaluation procedure while meeting applicable standards and applying forensic engineering principles.
Guidelines to clarify geotechnical reporting, observation, and testing requirements specific to foundations proposed to be located in areas where previous foundations and underlying contaminated soils have been removed due to fire exposure.
Procedures for obtaining temporary occupancy of a building or a portion of a building prior to the building being completed and the permit being finaled.
Design Review (Planning)
Standards for waiver of Design Review requirements to facilitate expedited repair, replacement, or redesign of residential structures in the Scenic Landscape Units (SLUs) that were damaged or destroyed in the October 2017 Sonoma Complex Fires.
Use of Travel Trailers & Recreational Vehicles for Sonoma Fire Victims
Important: Recreational vehicle/travel trailer use extended to December 31, 2021. More Information
Well and Septic
Find out what type of septic system repair and replacement requires a permit and what type does not require a permit for properties impacted by the Sonoma Complex Fires.
Permit Sonoma has developed a new form for Professionals to use to document the location and evaluate the condition of septic systems. This form is intended to streamline the findings report creation and review process related to fire rebuilding.