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  • 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.


  • Community Development Commission
    Published on January 18, 2018
    Community Development Commission

    The Sonoma County Community Development Committee will hold two public hearings to consider proposals for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships, Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), Community Services Funding (CSF), Low- and Moderate-Income Housing Asset Fund Services Funding (LMIHAF-Services), and State Emergency Solutions Grant (State ESG) Programs for FY 2018-2019.  

  • 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?

  • Published on January 17, 2018

    A listing of current and upcoming jobs with the County of Sonoma, including: 

    Adult & Aging Division Director (closes 2/01/2018)

    Agricultural Program Assistant – Extra Help (continuous)

    Auditor’s Payroll Technician – Confidential (closes 1/31/2018)

  • Published on January 10, 2018

    A listing of current and upcoming jobs with the County of Sonoma, including: 

    Adult & Aging Division Director (closes 2/01/2018)

    Auditor’s Payroll Technician – Confidential (closes 1/31/2018)

    Board of Supervisors’ Aide – Third Supervisorial District (closes 1/17/2018)

  • 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 9, 2018

    First 5 Sonoma County is pleased to invite you to respond to the Request for Qualifications for AVANCE Parent-Child Development Program and Request for Proposals for Perinatal Mood Disorders

  • 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.

  • Health Services
    Published on January 5, 2018
    Health Services

    The Sonoma County EMS Development and Improvement Workgroup cancelled due to the Sonoma Complex Fires has been rescheduled for February 9, 2018, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM.

  • Published on January 5, 2018
    Register for 2018 State of the County: Building Hope and Resiliency in Sonoma County event
  • Published on January 3, 2018

    A listing of current and upcoming jobs with the County of Sonoma, including:

    Auditor’s Payroll Technician – Confidential (closes 1/31/2018)

    Client Support Specialist – Extra Help (continuous)

    CROWN Public Law Attorney Fellowship – 2018-2019 (closes 1/10/2018)

  • 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 28, 2017
    Compost and mulch made from Christmas Trees is highly prized for its acidic qualities. Please take advantage of one of the four convenient recycling methods available to you. List of how, when and where trees can be recycled.
  • Published on December 27, 2017

    The Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector's Office has issued a statement addressing taxpayers' ability to prepay property taxes for future fiscal years as a result of recently instituted limits on state and local tax deductions.

  • Published on December 27, 2017

    See a listing of our current and upcoming jobs. The website is updated daily and currently includes:

    - Accountant/Auditor I (closes 12/30/2017)

    - Engineering Aide – Public Works (closes 12/27/2017)

    - Family, Youth & Children Case Review Analyst (closes 1/4/2018)

  • 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.

  • Community Development Commission
    Published on December 24, 2017
    Community Development Commission

    The Sonoma County Community Development Commission, in its capacity as the Housing Successor Agency for the former redevelopment agencies of the County of Sonoma and the cities of Sebastopol and Sonoma, has released the Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Housing Successor Agency Annual Report.

  • Environmental Health & Safety

    Published on December 22, 2017
    Environmental Health & Safety

    PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, In compliance with AB1497 and California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 27 Section 21660.3, that the Sonoma County Department of Health Services, Solid Waste Local Enforcement Agency (LEA) is processing a Registration Permit for Recology Sonoma Marin.

  • 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 20, 2017

    A listing of current and upcoming jobs with the County of Sonoma, including: 

    Accountant/Auditor I (closes 12/30/2017)

    Alcohol & Other Drug Services Counselor I: Regular & Bilingual - Extra Help (continuous)

    Alcohol & Other Drug Services Counselor II: Regular & Bilingual - Extra Help (continuous)

  • 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 11, 2017

    Fresh snow, activities, Santa

  • 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 December 6, 2017

    Acceptance and processing of applications for new vacation rental permits will be suspended for an additional 60 days (beginning December 5, 2017). The suspension is issued via ordinance by the Board of Supervisors to facilitate emergency housing for persons displaced by the Sonoma Complex Fire. The moratorium no longer includes hosted rentals or new vacation rental permits in the Russian River Planning Area. The suspension may be extended by the Board of Supervisors. More Information

  • Published on December 5, 2017

    First 5 Mini-Grants Applications are currently being accepted through January 15, 2018.

  • Published on December 4, 2017
    The County of Sonoma has issued the first Cannabis Cultivation Permit on Monday, December 4. Shannon and Cameron Hattan, co-founders of Fiddlers Greens, were issued a Zoning Permit from the Department of Ag Weights and Measures which allows up to 10,000 square feet of outdoor medical cannabis cultivation on their property outside of Sebastopol.
  • Employee & Volunteer Engagement and Recognition
    Published on December 1, 2017
    Employee & Volunteer Engagement and Recognition

    The County of Sonoma announces the 2017 Jefferson Award winners, who will be honored at a December 12, 2017 ceremony at the Board of Supervisors Chambers at 9.00am. The winners are: Chris Brokate of Clean River Alliance; Lisa Carreño; Tony Crabb; Richard Dale and Caitlin Cornwall; North Bay Industries; and PDI Surgery Center.

  • 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. 

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on November 22, 2017
    Sonoma County Animal Services

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has multiple agencies that provide financial and/or technical assistance to help with recovery from natural disasters, such as wildfires. This list of resources for farmers, ranchers and rural land owners includes the USDA agencies and an overview of applicable programs.

  • Regional Parks
    Published on November 21, 2017
    Regional Parks
    More than a month has passed since the wildfires, and as we all move toward recovery, we want to update you on park conditions and our efforts to stabilize and reopen burned parks.
  • 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.
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    Community Development Commission
    Published on November 21, 2017
    Sonoma County Community Development Commission

    The Sonoma County Housing Authority is proposing making a number of changes to its Administrative Plan, in response to the federally declared disaster in Sonoma County, and seeks comments from the public through December 12, 2017. 

  • 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…
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