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  • Published on February 16, 2018

    Join the Energy and Sustainability Division for a free workshop on Rebuilding for Efficiency.  You'll learn about the options, benefits, rebates and incentives and considerations for your design team, 

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on February 13, 2018
    Sonoma County Animal Services

    Could a new dog, cat or bunny companion bring you happiness and joy? Maybe one of our Pets of the Week is the right match for you?

  • Published on February 9, 2018

    When: February 15, 2018 from 6:00 8:00 PM
    The City of Santa Rosa and County of Sonoma encourage residents rebuilding from the October 2017 wildfires to bring their questions to a Rebuilding Community Meeting on Thursday, February 15, 2018.

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on February 7, 2018
    Sonoma County Animal Services

    Could a new dog, cat or bunny companion bring you happiness and joy? Maybe one of our Pets of the Week is the right match for you?

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on January 31, 2018
    Sonoma County Animal Services

    Could a new dog, cat or bunny companion bring you happiness and joy? Maybe one of our Pets of the Week is the right match for you?

  • Published on January 30, 2018

    When: February 22, 2018 from 9:00 12:00 PM
    Permit Sonoma is hosting another public environmental regulatory permit meeting for owners of private bridges that were damaged in the fires.

  • Published on January 25, 2018

    The Board of Supervisors recently voted to not extend the moratorium on new vacation rental permit applications. Therefore Permit Sonoma can begin accepting Vacation Rental applications again on Monday, February 5, 2018. More Information

  • Published on January 22, 2018

    The Sonoma County Registrar of Voters wants to help voters who may have been impacted by the wildfires understand how to update Voter Registration.  The residence address we have on file determines the contests for which you are eligible to vote.  The mailing address we have on file determines where we mail voting materials, such as Voter Information Guides and, if registered to Vote by Mail, official ballots.  Voters may be legally registered in only one county.   

  • Published on January 18, 2018
    Permit Sonoma (PRMD)

    Use this document to evaluate the condition and location of septic systems for the purpose of rebuilding structures destroyed by the Sonoma Complex Fire and to determine the capability of septic systems county-wide to support temporary housing.

  • Published on January 18, 2018
    Permit Sonoma (PRMD)

    Wet Weather Percolation and Groundwater Testing has not yet opened for the 2017-2018 season. Rainfall totals data and/or testing dates have been updated as of January 18, 2018.

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on January 17, 2018
    Sonoma County Animal Services

    Could a new dog, cat or bunny companion bring you happiness and joy? Maybe one of our Pets of the Week is the right match for you?

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on January 10, 2018
    Sonoma County Animal Services

    Animal Services is a proud partner of the Paws for Love Foundation who sponsors adoptions for senior citizens and veterans! Join Paws for Love at their annual Gala on February 10, 2018 to continue to support their advocacy and charity which directly benefits shelter animals!

  • Published on January 8, 2018

    Apply Now! Applications are now being accepted for Historic Preservation Grants. Grant funds in this category are for the renovation, restoration, and/or preservation of historical resources. The County will award a total of approximately $50,000 this year.

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on January 3, 2018
    Sonoma County Animal Services

    Could a new dog, cat or bunny companion bring you happiness and joy? Maybe one of our Pets of the Week is the right match for you?

  • Published on January 2, 2018

    Influenza season is beginning – it is important to get vaccinated every year. Everyone six months and older needs a flu shot.

  • Published on December 26, 2017
    The devastating October wildfires that swept through Sonoma County created a significant flood risk for people living in and nearby the burned areas until vegetation is restored. In order to help residents assess their risk and prepare for flooding, a post-fire hazard map is now available.

  • Published on December 21, 2017

    Join the Energy and Sustainability Division for a Home Energy Workshop to learn how you can start saving money and live more comfortably now.

  • Public Health Disease Control Unit

    Published on December 21, 2017
    Public Health Disease Control Unit

    Sonoma County and its residents have faced unprecedented trauma in the face of the recent October fires. The Sonoma County Department of Health Services wants to encourage our community to take care of themselves this holiday season by being attuned to the needs of our minds and bodies.

  • Published on December 15, 2017
    California Penal Code Section 396 generally prohibits charging a price that exceeds, by more than 10 percent, the price of an item before a state or local declaration of emergency. This law applies to those who sell food, emergency supplies, medical supplies, building materials and gasoline. The law also applies to repair or reconstruction services, emergency cleanup services, transportation, freight and storage services, hotel accommodations and rental housing.
  • Published on December 13, 2017
    The Sonoma County Water Agency (Water Agency) Board of Directors and the Board of Directors of the Sonoma Valley County Sanitation District unanimously approved an ordinance to prorate annual sewer charges for residents whose homes were damaged or destroyed in the Sonoma Complex Fires in October, 2017.
  • Published on December 8, 2017

    If you are a Vacation Rental owner who has made your home available to fire victims, we thank you for offering a roof to those who no longer have one. If you have been considering making your rental home available to fire victims, we would like to encourage you do so now. Transitioning your vacation rental property to long-term use will not jeopardize your ability to resume operation of your vacation rental in the future. If you are currently or planning to offer your Vacation Rental for long-term use, please fill out the Vacation Rental Housing Recovery Response form.  

  • Published on December 7, 2017
    Sonoma County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor William F. Rousseau announced today that property owners with real property damage over $10,000 will start receiving fire damage reassessment notices over the next few weeks. The reassessment notices will be sent out in batches and the Assessor’s Office asks property owners to be patient with the process.
  • Published on December 7, 2017
    Sonoma County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor William F. Rousseau announced today that property owners with real property damage over $10,000 will start receiving fire damage reassessment notices over the next few weeks. The reassessment notices will be sent out in batches and the Assessor’s Office asks property owners to be patient with the process.
  • Published on November 30, 2017
    To provide a financial boost for those affected by the Sonoma County fires, the Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund (SOS) is offering special assistance grants to low-income residents for up to $3000.
  • Published on November 30, 2017
    Sonoma County Clerk Recorder Assessor, William F. Rousseau, announced today that properties with structures that were severely damaged by the Sonoma Complex Fires may be eligible to transfer their property tax base (Prop. 13) to a replacement property.
  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on November 28, 2017
    Sonoma County Animal Services

    Giving Tuesday is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving in the U.S. Read more for how you can support Sonoma County Animal Services on this global day of giving aimed at supporting your community.

  • Published on November 22, 2017
    Permit Sonoma (PRMD)

    The County of Sonoma is pleased to invite you to respond to a Request for Proposals for Sonoma Complex Fires Disaster Recovery Center. The County is seeking sealed proposals from responsible, qualified and experienced firms to assist with permitting procedures associated with recovery and rebuilding efforts. 

  • Published on November 21, 2017
    For low-income Sonoma County residents and families living paycheck to paycheck, the fires left several financial worries in their wake. For more than 2,100 households, immediate help was needed to buy enough food to feed their families.
  • Published on November 20, 2017
    Permit Sonoma (PRMD)

    In the aftermath of the fire, Sonoma County faces an unprecedented need for housing and economic development.  Permit Sonoma is changing the way we do business to meet this challenge. Please know this profound loss visited upon our community is not abstract to us.  Members of our staff, Planning Commission, and Board of Supervisors lost their homes and have been displaced by the fire.  So it’s personal for us, too.  We live with the loss daily and appreciate that effective recovery means doing things better and faster...  Read More

  • Published on November 20, 2017

    Private Clean-up Application forms for County of Sonoma and City of Santa Rosa residents, whose properties were destroyed by the wildfires, are due by close of business day on Wednesday, November 22, 2017

  • Published on November 20, 2017

    The deadline to claim Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) for workers who lost wages or became unemployed due to recent fires has been extended to December 18, 2017, from November 16 by the U.S Department of Labor.

  • Published on November 14, 2017
    After some of the costliest fires in California’s history, you might not be thinking about buying flood insurance. But, the time to buy flood insurance is now.
  • Published on November 13, 2017
    A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), jointly operated by the State of California’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), has opened in Santa Rosa to offer residents affected by the devastating October 2017 wildfires a one-stop-shop for disaster assistance.
  • Published on November 13, 2017

    This afternoon, the City of Santa Rosa provided an update on their assessment of the city’s storm drain infrastructure that was damaged in the recent fires.

  • Published on November 13, 2017

    On Sunday, November 12, 2017 the City of Santa Rosa will host a press conference on the potential impacts of incoming rain in the Fountaingrove area, and provide important information for area residents. 

  • Published on November 13, 2017

    On Saturday, Sunday and Monday, the City of Santa Rosa and County of Sonoma, in coordination with state and federal partners, will hold three resource fairs focused on debris removal.

  • Published on November 10, 2017 at 8:55 PM
    The City of Santa Rosa Water Department has issued notices to customers in select areas advising them to stop drinking tap water due to recent damage to the water system resulting from the fires. A total of 13 homes in Fountaingrove received the advisory notice after slightly elevated levels of contaminants were detected in two…
  • Published on November 10, 2017 at 8:50 PM
    The City of Santa Rosa and County of Sonoma are encouraging residents to stay alert for landslides, sinkholes, and other rain-related issues, particularly in the fire impact areas. While these warnings are typically issued during winter rain events, there are increased risks in burn areas due to high debris levels, damaged infrastructure, and missing vegetation, so enhanced awareness is critical…
  • Published on November 9, 2017 at 5:15 PM
    This weekend, the City of Santa Rosa and County of Sonoma, in coordination with state and federal partners, will hold two resource fairs focused on debris removal.
  • Published on November 9, 2017 at 5:00 PM
    The County of Sonoma and the City of Santa Rosa in partnership with FEMA are transitioning both Local Assistance Centers (LACs) located in downtown Santa Rosa and Sonoma Valley to Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) on November 12, 2017.
  • Published on November 8, 2017 at 10:00 AM

    The U.S. EPA has been alerted that people affected by the Northern California fires may be receiving fraudulent calls from individuals posing as U.S. EPA staff and asking for financial information or offering grant awards.

  • Published on November 8, 2017 at 10:00 AM
    Today, the City of Santa Rosa has lifted the access restriction to Journey’s End Mobile Home Park, located at 3575 Mendocino Avenue, now that the previously-found asbestos has been mitigated.
  • Published on November 8, 2017 at 10:00 AM

    In preparation for anticipated rain this winter, people who live in burned areas, or downhill of burned areas, should be aware of increased risks.

  • Published on November 7, 2017 at 8:00 PM

    Consolidated Election Results for November 7, 2017.

  • Published on November 4, 2017 at 1:30 PM
    Sonoma County residents whose properties were destroyed by the wildfires have the ability to access the government operated Sonoma County Consolidated Debris Fire Removal Program to ensure that their property is left free of hazardous waste and debris.  Residential property owners must submit a Right of Entry (ROE) form by close of business on November 13, 2017, in order to participate in the Program.
  • Published on November 4, 2017 at 1:28 PM
    Los residentes del Condado de Sonoma cuyas propiedades fueron destruidas por los incendios tienen la capacidad de acceder al Programa Consolidado de Eliminación de Escombros Incendios del Condado de Sonoma (Programa) para garantizar que sus propiedades queden libres de desechos y escombros peligrosos.
  • Published on November 3, 2017 at 6:00 PM

    The County of Sonoma and City of Santa Rosa are working with state and federal partners to provide safe, immediate, transitional, and long-term housing to assist residents who were displaced by the recent tragic fires and stabilize the immediate housing crisis faced by residents.

  • Published on November 3, 2017 at 5:58 PM
    El Condado de Sonoma y la Ciudad de Santa Rosa están trabajando con socios estatales y federales para proporcionar viviendas seguras, inmediatas, de transición y de largo plazo para ayudar a los residentes que fueron desplazados por los recientes incendios y estabilizar la crisis inmediata de
    viviendas que enfrentan los residentes.

  • Published on November 3, 2017
    Permit Sonoma (PRMD)

    On November 1, 2017, the annexation of the Roseland Area into the City of Santa Rosa was completed. Sonoma County staff are coordinating with City staff to make the transition from County to City services as smooth as possible for the Roseland community.
    More Information

  • Published on November 1, 2017 at 7:00 PM

    The U.S. Small Business Administration is opening a Business Recovery Center at the Sonoma County Economic Development Board on November 2, 2017.

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