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  • The County of Sonoma is committed to improving access to County programs and services and to providing accommodation to individuals with disabilities as required under state and federal law, including the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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    The Advertising and Promotions Program utilizes a portion of the Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) to encourage tourism, economic development and community engagement through a variety of grant award and funding avenues.
  • Connects you to licensing, regulatory requirements and business assistance services in Sonoma County.
  • The State of California does not require or issue business licenses for sole proprietorships or general partnerships. Other business structures, however, must register with the state. All businesses located in an incorporated city in Sonoma County must first obtain a business license from that city. The county does not require a business license to do business within its unincorporated areas, but all fictitious business names must be registered with the Sonoma County Clerk.

  • Sonoma County Clerk-Recorder Seal

    Persons doing business for profit under a fictitious name (does not include surname in company name). Statement must be filed in county of principal place of business, and may also be filed in other counties as long as the requirements for filing in the county of principal place of business have been met…

  • The Sonoma County Auditor-Controller Treasurer-Tax Collector is pleased to provide you with the capability to obtain property tax information on-line. View, pay, look up property tax and value. You may view your tax bill and, if desired, make your property tax payment using a credit card, debit card or E-Check electronic debit from your checking or savings account.
  • The Sonoma County Economic Development Board (EDB) provides numerous reports on the demographic and educational make-up of Sonoma County, along with reports about the County’s workforce. These reports are generally presented annually and are meant to give you a good picture of the county over the last several years.
  • The Sonoma Green Business Program is a partnership of government agencies and utilities that assists, recognizes, and promotes local organizations, focusing on small- to medium-sized consumer-oriented businesses that volunteer to operate in a more environmentally responsible way…
  • Transient Occupancy Tax -The Transient Occupancy Tax (Hotel, Motel, Campground or Bed Tax) is authorized under State Revenue and Taxation Code Section 7280, as an additional source of non-property tax revenue to local government.

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    The purpose of this site is to provide procedures, guidelines and remediation techniques for content editors, website designers and third party vendors to reference while updating and maintaining the County of Sonoma websites.
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