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  • Published on April 28, 2017

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

  • Published on April 26, 2017

    Every day at Animal Services is "Adopt a Shelter Pet" day, but we’re celebrating on Saturday April 29th. This special day was created to raise awareness for thousands of shelter animals who need homes! Please help us to help our shelter animals find homes by celebrating this day with us! Or better still, come by the shelter and adopt your new best friend today! Get to know our companions:

    Video: Adopt a Shelter Pet Day!

    For more information about adoptable companion animals, please visit our website.

  • Published on April 26, 2017
    Permit Sonoma (PRMD)

    Wet Weather Percolation/Groundwater Testing information is being tracked for the 2016-2017 season. Rainfall totals data and/or testing dates have been updated as of April 26, 2017.

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on April 25, 2017
    Sonoma County Animal Services

    Seeking to bring a new dog, cat, bunny or other friendly critter into your life? Maybe one of our pets of the week is the match for you!

  • Health Services
    Published on April 21, 2017
    Health Services

    Every May, Sonoma County comes together to raise awareness about mental health, emphasizing the importance and effectiveness of increasing awareness of mental health services and decreasing stigma by hosting a variety of activities and events.

  • Health Services
    Published on April 14, 2017
    Health Services

    The Behavioral Health Division presents a Public Hearing to review the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) 2017-2020 Three-Year Integrated Plan & Annual Update for 2015-2016 on May 16, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on April 10, 2017
    Sonoma County Animal Services

    Seeking to bring a new dog, cat, bunny or other friendly critter into your life? Maybe one of our pets of the week is the match for you!

  • Published on April 4, 2017

    Have a happy spring - keep your pet safe! Make sure everyone in the household is helping to keep your companion safe from health hazards encountered both indoors and out, and knows the number to your veterinarian or Animal Poison Control Center (888) 426-4435 in case of ingestion.

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on April 3, 2017
    Sonoma County Animal Services

    Seeking to bring a new dog, cat, bunny or other friendly critter into your life? Maybe one of our pets of the week is the match for you!

  • Published on March 31, 2017

    Sonoma County is home to several community health centers and some private dentists offering dental services to low-income children.

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on March 20, 2017
    Sonoma County Animal Services

    Seeking to bring a new dog, cat, bunny or other friendly critter into your life? Maybe one of our pets of the week is the match for you!

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on March 15, 2017
    Sonoma County Animal Services

    Seeking to bring a new dog, cat, bunny or other friendly critter into your life? Maybe one of our pets of the week is the match for you!

  • Energy and Sustainability Division, General Services
    Published on March 13, 2017
    Energy and Sustainability Division, General Services

    Three Sonoma County libraries will be lending more than books through May 2017.  The Guerneville, Sebastopol and Central Santa Rosa branches will have Do-It-Yourself tool kits that promote water and energy savings.

  • Published on March 13, 2017
    Permit Sonoma (PRMD)
    Beginning April 3, 2017, the Fire and Emergency Services cube at Permit Sonoma will be staffed during various hours Monday through Thursday.
  • Published on March 10, 2017

    Join Animal Services and some of our adoptable animals this Saturday, March 11, 2017, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. for a mobile adoption event.

    View all our upcoming events

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on March 7, 2017
    Sonoma County Animal Services

    Seeking to bring a new dog, cat, bunny or other friendly critter into your life? Maybe one of our pets of the week is the match for you!

  • Published on March 6, 2017
    Permit Sonoma

    Estimated plan check response times as of Monday, March 6, 2017.

  • Published on March 2, 2017

    The County of Sonoma Department of Health Services is seeking a qualified candidate to fill a full-time Animal Control Officer II position in Field Services.

  • Published on March 2, 2017

    The County of Sonoma Department of Health Services is seeking a qualified candidate to fill a full-time Animal Control Officer I position in Field Services.

  • Published on March 2, 2017

    Common myths about marijuana use and related facts.

  • Published on March 1, 2017

    Marijuana is now legal in California. Here are some things you need to know about smoking marijuana in Sonoma County.

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on February 27, 2017
    Sonoma County Animal Services

    Seeking to bring a new dog, cat, bunny or other friendly critter into your life? Maybe one of our pets of the week is the match for you!

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on February 24, 2017
    Sonoma County Animal Services

    Peruse the pages of the new Annual Report to learn more about who, and how, Animal Services cared for more than 3,200 animals in 2016.

  • Published on February 23, 2017
    Permit Sonoma (PRMD)

    Event Date: March 22, 2017 from 5:00 – 6:00 PM. Learn how to use online and mobile device tools for handling your permitting needs: Apply for permits, find out the status of a permit, schedule inspections, find out inspection results, pay permit fees, and more!

  • Published on February 17, 2017

    The school-based pilot program aims at improving the dental health of students before they enter school.

  • Published on February 10, 2017 at 6:00 PM

    The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was deactivated at 6:00pm on February 9, 2017. County officials  continue to monitor weather conditions and assess any storm related impacts.

  • Published on February 10, 2017 at 9:00 AM

    The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was activated at 5:00pm on February 9, 2017, due to the latest forecast from the California Nevada River Forecast Center indicating the Russian River reaching minor flood stages.

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on February 6, 2017
    Sonoma County Animal Services

    Seeking to bring a new dog, cat, bunny or other friendly critter into your life? Maybe one of our pets of the week is the match for you!

  • Published on January 27, 2017
    Permit Sonoma (PRMD)

    Accessory Unit regulations changed on January 24, 2017. New regulations allowing Junior Units were also adopted.

    More Information

  • General Services
    Published on January 25, 2017
    General Services

    Sonoma County’s General Services Department regained event reservations management and operations of the Santa Rosa, Cotati, and Petaluma Veterans Buildings. 

  • Published on January 24, 2017
    Permit Sonoma (PRMD)

    To help storm-impacted residents of the Russian River area, Sonoma County’s Permit and Resource Management Department (Permit Sonoma) has opened a temporary permit center January 17, 2017 through and including January 24, 2017 at the Veterans War Memorial building located at 16255 1st Street (at Church Street) in Guerneville. This permit center will process and issue permits for non-structural storm damage repairs. Applicants must be the property owner of record, their authorized agent, or their contractor. Permit processing fees are waived for storm–related damage repair permits.

    Permit Center Hours, Location, & Phone Number

  • Published on January 19, 2017

    Join Sonoma County Animal Services and Sonoma County Emergency Services for an informational meeting about caring for all species of animals during all hazards. Learn how to get involved, be prepared for disasters and how to become a Disaster Service Worker.

  • Published on January 19, 2017

    Sonoma County Transportation and Public Works Department will provide disposal sites for residents and businesses affected by Russian River flooding to dispose of debris and trash, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. from Friday, January 20, 2017 and Saturday, January 21, 2017.

  • Published on January 18, 2017

    Sonoma County Transportation and Public Works Department will provide disposal sites for residents and businesses affected by Russian River flooding to dispose of debris and trash, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. from Friday, January 20, 2017 and Saturday, January 21, 2017.

  • Published on January 13, 2017

    Beginning Friday, January 13, 2017, Sonoma County Transportation and Public Works Department will provide disposal sites for residents and businesses affected by Russian River flooding.

  • Health Services
    Published on January 13, 2017
    Health Services

    The Sonoma County Department of Health Services (Department) is pleased to invite you to respond to a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Management Services of the Community Dental Health Workforce.

  • Environmental Health & Safety

    Published on January 12, 2017
    Environmental Health & Safety

    Wells that have been inundated by floodwaters may pose a health risk. Residents are advised not to use potentially contaminated well water for drinking, cooking or bathing until the water has been disinfected and tested and determined to be safe. Once the floodwaters have receded, the County recommends well disinfection using the following procedure:

  • Published on January 11, 2017

    If you have structural safety concerns regarding your home or business due to damages from the recent storm, please use the SoCo Report It app.

  • Published on January 11, 2017

    Treat all low hanging and downed power lines as if they are energized and extremely dangerous. Keep yourself and others away from them. Be aware of trees, pools of water and other objects that may be in contact with power lines.

  • Published on January 10, 2017
    Sonoma County Animal Services is available to help any individual with relocating and sheltering companion animals during the storm.
  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on January 10, 2017
    Sonoma County Animal Services

    Sonoma County Animal Services is a resource for people and animals, especially during stormy weather. Call us or our partners below for assistance.

  • Published on January 10, 2017
    For safety’s sake, always assume that a fallen power line is live,
  • Published on January 6, 2017
    Power failures are common during a storm with strong winds,  construction, and even car accidents that take down electricity poles. Here are some of the most important tips to keep in mind in preparation for possible power outages.
  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on January 5, 2017
    Sonoma County Animal Services

    Thanks to the generous supporters of Sonoma County Animal Services and Western Farm Center and their customers, our new dog play yards can become a reality.

  • Published on January 4, 2017

    Renovation plans include replacing the surfaces with dog-friendly “woof fiber” and artificial K9-grass, landscape and irrigation repairs and a new meet and greet area under the canopy of two large redwoods.

  • Health Services
    Published on January 2, 2017
    Health Services

    The best way to prevent flu is by getting a flu vaccination each year. Learn about the steps to take to protect yourself and others during this flu season.

  • Published on December 28, 2016
    Permit Sonoma (PRMD)

    Effective January 1, 2017, Permit Sonoma (PRMD) will discontinue the Well & Septic morning office hours.  Well & Septic staff will continue to be available at the Well & Septic cubicle in the Permit Sonoma Lobby or by calling or emailing staff directly to request meetings which will be scheduled for mutually acceptable times.

    Read More

  • Health Services
    Published on December 14, 2016
    Health Services

    The holidays are upon us - you can help ensure that your guests enjoy themselves AND get home safely.

  • Sonoma County Regional Parks
    Published on December 6, 2016
    Sonoma County Regional Parks
    Giving a parks gift membership is like wrapping a bow around Doran Beach, Spring Lake, Hood Mountain, and more than 50 other parks and delivering a year of outdoor adventures to the special people on your list.  Holiday-themed gift memberships can be purchased throughout Sonoma County at Regional Parks' office, local retail stores, or online from the comfort of your home or office.
  • Published on December 1, 2016

    The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is warning recreational anglers not to consume the viscera (internal organs) of Dungeness crab caught in coastal waters north of Point Reyes, California. This warning is due to the sporadic detection of elevated levels of domoic acid in the viscera of Dungeness crabs caught off the Northern California coast.

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