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  • Published on July 1, 2020
    Permit Sonoma

    Permit Sonoma will be reopening for limited services and for limited hours starting July 6, 2020.

  • General Services
    Published on June 12, 2020
    General Services
    When: June 15 – late July 2020. County Center Dr. will remain open in both directions, and no significant delays or impacts to through access are anticipated. Any intermittent traffic control, when necessary, will be facilitated by the contractor.
  • Published on April 17, 2020
    Permit Sonoma (PRMD)

    Cloverdale, Petaluma, Santa Rosa, and Sebastopol are all closed for testing. Rainfall totals data and/or testing dates have been updated as of April 17, 2020More Information

  • Permit Sonoma
    Published on April 16, 2020
    Permit Sonoma

    Permit Sonoma is extending the scoping period for the Housing Sites EIR and hosting a virtual public meeting on May 6, 2020. 

  • Published on April 11, 2020

    Virtual Town Hall to share more information. Multiple ways to view or listen live.

  • Published on April 11, 2020

    Community members are invited to submit questions prior to broadcast by calling and leaving a message.

  • District Attorney
    Published on April 6, 2020
    District Attorney

    Unfortunately scammers look for opportunities during a crisis to create new scams or revamp existing scams. The Federal Trade Commission is issuing warnings regarding these scams.

  • District Attorney
    Published on April 6, 2020
    District Attorney

    On April 3, 2020, Governor Newsom issued a new Executive Order relating to price gouging during the ongoing COVID 19 crisis.  The order extends the price gouging limitations through September 4, 2020 for certain products

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on April 6, 2020
    Board of Supervisors
    Board of Supervisors Meeting facilitated virtually through Zoom. Members of the public can watch or listen to the meeting using one of the three methods.
  • Published on April 4, 2020
    Virtual Town Hall to share more information. Multiple ways to view or listen live.
  • Published on April 3, 2020
    Hay muchas maneras de ver o escuchar el programa de la Alcaldía en vivo
  • Published on April 3, 2020
    Se invita a los miembros de la comunidad a que envíen preguntas antes de la transmisión
  • Published on March 30, 2020
    Permit Sonoma

    Permit Sonoma Virtual Offices will be closed Tuesday, March 31st in observance of the Cesar Chavez Day holiday and will reopen Wednesday, April 1st at 8:00 AM.

    The Permit Center and the Resiliency Permit Center have moved from physical to virtual operation, using e-submittals, telephony, and other technologies. Both offices remain physically closed. Most employees are working from home. Inspections are being performed virtually as well. Staff communications with the public will occur by e-mail and telephone.

  • Published on March 29, 2020
    Coronavirus Virtual Town Hall, Tuesday, March 31, 7-8pm. Livestream at http://NorCalPublicMedia.org
  • Published on March 29, 2020
    El condado de Sonoma a organizado una Reunión Comunitaria Virtual en Español sobre #coronavirus el Martes 31 de Marzo de 2020 de 5 a 6 p.m.
  • Published on March 26, 2020
    Permit Sonoma

    Permit Sonoma and the Resiliency Permit Center have moved from physical to virtual operations. Both public offices are physically closed. Below are pertinent resources to learn about this transition:

    Instructions for electronic Permit Applications

    More information about virtual services and contact information: www.PermitSonoma.org

  • Published on March 22, 2020

    El condado de Sonoma organizará dos ayuntamientos virtuales para compartir información sobre el nuevo coronavirus (Covid-19) el martes 24 de marzo del 2020.

  • Published on March 22, 2020

    Sonoma County will host two virtual town halls to share information about Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.

  • Published on March 16, 2020
    Permit Sonoma

    Update March 31, 2020: Due to to the extension of the Shelter in Place order, Permit Sonoma and the Resiliency Permit Center will continue their virtual operation, and will be using e-submittal tools, communications via telephone, and other technologies. Both Permit Centers remain closed physically until further notice.

    More Information

  • Department of Emergency Management
    Published on March 11, 2020
    Department of Emergency Management

    The County will provide updated information as soon as it becomes available. For more updates and information visit SoCoEmergency.org

  • Published on March 11, 2020
    Permit Sonoma

    Permit Sonoma is publishing a Notice of Preparation (NOP), which notifies responsible agencies and interested parties of its intent to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to analyze sites proposed for possible rezoning to allow for the development of housing.

  • Published on February 28, 2020
    Permit Sonoma

    In this issue of our newsletter, we have the following topics: Sonoma County Winery Events, USDA Home Repair Funding Opportunity, New OnePave Program for Roadway Trenching When Rebuilding, and Lead Hazard Warnings on Pre-1978 buildings

  • Published on February 21, 2020

    The county has adopted a OnePave Program intended to provide better-quality, longer lasting roads and facilitate rebuilding efforts specific to the fire damaged areas of Larkfield-Wikiup where a high concentration of utility and other infrastructure work for individual rebuilding projects is anticipated to result in extensive trenching in the area’s roadways.

  • Published on January 30, 2020
    Permit Sonoma

    In this issue of our newsletter, we have the following topics: Meet the Permit Sonoma Ombudsperson, Septic Permitting Changes for 2020, 2019 Progress Infographic, Changes to Accessory Dwelling Unit Regulations.

  • Published on December 31, 2019
    Permit Sonoma

    Permit Sonoma is implementing a variety of septic permitting improvements in an effort to assist customers comply with the recently adopted Onsite Wastewater Treatment System (OWTS) Manual version 7.0 and to make our permitting processes clearer and more efficient.

  • Published on December 24, 2019
    Permit Sonoma

    Changes in State law related to accessory dwelling units (ADUs) will take effect January 1, 2020. These regulatory updates will remove minimum lot size requirements and reduce setback requirements, and private covenants (CC&Rs) may no longer prohibit ADUs on lots zoned for single family dwellings. 

  • County Administrator's Office
    Published on December 24, 2019
    County Administrator's Office

    On December 23rd, the Board approved $12 Million for solutions to house and shelter those living on the Joe Rodota Trail.

  • Oficina de Administradora del Condado
    Published on December 18, 2019
    Oficina de Administradora del Condado

    El Condado de Sonoma continúa trabajando para encontrar soluciones a la crisis de personas sin hogar en el Sendero Joe Rodota. Siguiendo la dirección de la Junta de Supervisores, el Condado activó un Centro de Operaciones Conjuntas (JOC) para acelerar la planeación y respuesta ante esta crisis. Estamos trabajando con expertos, agencias regionales, y con grupos comunitarios...

  • County Administrator's Office
    Published on December 18, 2019
    County Administrator's Office

    The County of Sonoma continues to work to find solutions to the homelessness crisis at the Joe Rodota Trail. Following direction from the Board of Supervisors, we have activated a Joint Operations Center (JOC) to expedite response and planning to address this crisis. Several County departments and stakeholders are working together…

  • Department of Emergency Management
    Published on December 10, 2019
    Department of Emergency Management

    Twenty-five Sonoma County residents are becoming certified LISTOS Trainers in Sonoma County this week. LISTOS is a grassroots preparedness program tailored for the Spanish speaking community. 

  • Published on December 10, 2019
    Permit Sonoma

    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 December 6, 2019

    Today, the State Auditor’s Office released a report evaluating our evacuation of residents with Access and Functional Needs during the 2017 fires, along with two other counties who suffered major disasters.

    Hoy la Oficina del Auditor Estatal presentó un reporte que evalúa la evacuación de residentes con Necesidades Funcionales y de Acceso (AFN – Access and Functional Needs) durante los incendios del 2017. El reporte incluye nuestro condado y otros dos condados afectados por desastres significativos.

  • Published on December 5, 2019

    Hoy la Oficina del Auditor Estatal presentó un reporte que evalúa la evacuación de residentes con Necesidades Funcionales y de Acceso (AFN – Access and Functional Needs) durante los incendios del 2017. 

  • Published on December 5, 2019

    Today, the State Auditor’s Office released a report evaluating our evacuation of residents with Access and Functional Needs during the 2017 fires, along with two other counties who suffered major disasters. 

  • Department of Emergency Management
    Published on November 26, 2019
    Department of Emergency Management

    The Power Shutoff & Wildfire Safety Town Hall was held at the Sonoma Veterans Memorial Hall, 126 1st Street W, Sonoma, California on Monday, November 25, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m where the public heard from experts and local officials.  A summary of 2018 and 2019 Fire Relief & Recovery legislation was presented.

  • Published on November 19, 2019
    Sonoma County offices will be open for regular operations during the PG&E power shutdown scheduled for Wednesday, November 20 through Thursday, November 21, 2019  except for the service listed.
  • Department of Emergency Management
    Published on November 18, 2019
    Department of Emergency Management

    A Red Flag Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for the North Bay mountains and East Bay hills above 1000 feet beginning late Tuesday evening, November 19, through Thursday morning, November 21, 2019.

  • Published on November 6, 2019

    As part of the County’s winery events work, the County retained a consultant to conduct traffic studies to address capacity and safety issues related to the increased traffic volumes associated with winery events.

  • Department of Emergency Management
    Published on November 4, 2019
    Department of Emergency Management
    The Kincade Fire PG&E Power Shutoff that began October 23, 2019 disrupted communities across Northern California.

  • Published on November 4, 2019
    Permit Sonoma

    Permit Sonoma's main Permit Center and Resiliency Permit Center reopened to the public on Monday, November 4, 2019.  This includes the resumption of regular inspections in areas that are not under mandatory evacuation and are not in the Kincade Fire burn area.  Additional News and Information

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on November 1, 2019
    Sonoma County Animal Services

    Animal Services mission continues to be providing high quality and compassionate care for our community’s domestic animals and livestock. In the wake of the fires, our work has focused on the rescue, recovery and reunification of animals affected by the fires (and has not been limited to domestic animals and livestock).

  • Published on October 31, 2019 at 5:53 PM

    Most County offices are open for regular operations starting on November 1, 2019, except for those listed at this link.

  • Published on October 31, 2019 at 4:06 PM

    Residents impacted by the Kincade Fire can access recovery services and resources at the Local Assistance Center (LAC) which will open Monday, November 4, 2019 at the Healdsburg Community Center, 1557 Healdsburg Ave. 

  • Published on October 31, 2019 at 4:00 PM

    Los residentes afectados por el Incendio Kincade pueden acceder a los servicios y recursos de recuperación en el Centro de Asistencia Local (LAC) que abrirá el lunes 4 de noviembre de 2019 en el Centro Comunitario de Healdsburg, 1557 Healdsburg Ave. 

  • Department of Emergency Management
    Published on October 25, 2019
    Department of Emergency Management

    PG&E began restoring power to Sonoma County yesterday afternoon, October 24. As of 10 pm last night, PG&E restored power to 81% of the customers impacted in Sonoma County by the October 23 power shutoff. PG&E is projecting 100% power restoration to areas of Sonoma County impacted by the power shutoff by today (10/25)at 7 pm. Due to damage and needed repairs, particularly in and around the footprint of the Kincade Fire, some areas of the County will experience delays in restoration.

  • Published on October 25, 2019

    On October 10, 2019, the Board of Supervisors voted to extend the Temporary Emergency Housing Ordinance related to the 2017 Complex Fires. The ordinance was originally scheduled to expire December 31, 2019, but will now be extended until December 31, 2021. With this extension, temporary recreational vehicles and manufactured homes will continue to be permitted for temporary emergency housing through December 31, 2021. Conditions of the permit require that a final inspection be requested prior to that date, confirming that the structure(s) have been removed by December 31, 2021.

  • Published on October 24, 2019

    Individuals with Health Conditions Individuals with health conditions should talk to their physicians to develop a personal plan for dealing with smoke…

  • Published on October 24, 2019

    Due to the Kincade Fire, there may be parts of northern Sonoma County where air quality conditions are UNHEALTHY. Changing wind patterns and pending fire conditions are making air quality unpredictable. We are hopeful that air quality conditions will improve after the weather changes. This health advisory will remain in effect, until the air quality significantly and consistently improves.

  • Department of Emergency Management
    Published on October 24, 2019
    Department of Emergency Management

    Residents of the Fitch Mountain community are invited to participate in the County of Sonoma’s evacuation drill. This event has been postponed until further notice. 

  • Department of Emergency Management
    Published on October 16, 2019
    Department of Emergency Management

    Millions of people in schools, organizations and homes participate! Everyone, everywhere should practice earthquake safety. International ShakeOut Day is October 17, but you can drill on any day.

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