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  • Published on January 14, 2022

    Today’s digest provides helpful and important updates on the following: 1) Latest virtual community update on COVID-19 available for viewing; 2) Upgrade your mask, health officials urge; 3) What to do if you contract COVID-19; 4) Vaccine & testing opportunities in Sonoma County; 5) Mortgage relief available for some homeowners; 6) COVID-19 community resources & support; 7) Other news items from County of Sonoma

  • Published on January 7, 2022

    Today’s digest provides helpful and important updates on the following: 1) Upgrade your mask, health officials urge; 2) What to do if you contract COVID-19; 3) Pfizer booster authorized for 12- to 15-year-olds; 4) Reporting health order violations on face coverings; 5) New state rules for visitors to hospitals, long-term care settings; 6) Vaccine & testing opportunities in Sonoma County; 7) COVID-19 community resources & support; 8) Other news items from County of Sonoma

  • Published on January 7, 2022
    Permit Sonoma (PRMD)

    Wet weather testing season is open in certain areas. Groundwater determinations have closed in the Santa Rosa and Sebastopol areas for now. Visit our wet weather testing season web page for more information.

    Rainfall totals data and/or testing dates are valid as of January 6, 2022, and can be viewed at Permit Sonoma's Wet Weather Percolation and Groundwater Testing webpage.

  • Published on December 30, 2021
    Permit Sonoma

    Permit Sonoma has updated Operational Permit application requirements. Please view our Operational Permit application required contents webpage for more details.  The new Operational Permit application requirements are effective January 1, 2022.

  • Published on December 23, 2021

    This week’s digest provides helpful and important updates on the following: 1) California announces booster mandate for health workers; 2) Updated local order requires quarantine when exposed to COVID-19; 3) CDC issues new vaccine recommendation; 4) Update on vaccines & testing in Sonoma County; 5) Helpful guidance for holiday gatherings, travel; 6) COVID-19 community resources & support; and 7) Other news items from County of Sonoma.

  • Published on December 17, 2021

    This week’s digest provides helpful and important updates on the following: 1) Update on vaccines & testing in Sonoma County; 2) Booster update: 16- and 17-year-olds now eligible for shots; 3) New state mask mandate; what it means locally; 4) Omicron variant: what you need to know; 5) Helpful guidance for holiday gatherings, travel; 6) COVID-19 community resources & support; and 7) Other news items from County of Sonoma.

  • Published on December 10, 2021

    This week’s digest provides helpful and important updates on the following: 1) Update on vaccine distribution for children ages 5-11; 2) Update on the Omicron variant; 3) Testing & vaccine clinic schedule update; 4) Helpful guidance for holiday gatherings, travel; 5) COVID-19 community resources & support; 6) Other news items from County of Sonoma

  • Published on November 24, 2021
    Permit Sonoma

    The Well & Septic Division has re-assigned districts due to staffing changes. Please select the "Well & Septic Districts Maps" link in the right column of our W&S home page to view the new districts. This change is effective December 1, 2021.

  • Published on November 22, 2021
    Permit Sonoma

    The Board of Supervisors will consider adoption of the 2021 Sonoma County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Plan (MJHMP) at a public meeting on December 7, 2021. The final draft of the Plan and other Board materials will be available on the Board of Supervisors website in advance of the meeting.

  • Published on November 19, 2021

    This week’s digest provides helpful and important updates on the following:1) Update on booster shots in Sonoma County 2) Update on pediatric vaccine campaign 3) Complaints received on face covering health order 4) Helpful guidance for holiday gatherings, travel 5) COVID-19 community resources & support 6) Other news items from County of Sonoma

  • Published on November 12, 2021

    This week’s digest provides helpful and important updates on the following: 1) Update on vaccine distribution, including for children ages 5-11; 2) Testing & vaccine clinic schedule update; 3) Helpful guidance for holiday gatherings, travel; 4) COVID-19 community resources & support; 5) Other news items from County of Sonoma

  • Published on November 5, 2021

    This week’s digest provides helpful and important updates on the following: 1) Vaccine for children ages 5-11 authorized by FDA and CDC; 2) Updated guidance on trips for school and youth sports; 3) County issues guidance for holiday gatherings, travel; 4) Upcoming testing & vaccine opportunities; 5) COVID-19 community resources & support; and 6) Other news items from County of Sonoma.

  • Published on October 29, 2021

    This week’s digest provides helpful and important updates on the following: 1) Trick-or-treat safely with advice from the experts; 2) Update on guidance for booster shots; 3) Update on public indoor mask exemption for cohorts; 4) Upcoming testing & vaccine opportunities; 5) COVID-19 community resources & support; 6) Other news items from County of Sonoma; and 7) Emergency preparedness tips & resources.

  • Published on October 26, 2021
    Permit Sonoma (PRMD)

    The dry weather well testing season for 2021 is closed as of today: Tuesday, October 26, 2021.

  • Published on October 22, 2021

    This week’s digest provides helpful and important updates on the following: 1) Public indoor mask exemption announced for stable cohorts; 2) County prepares for vaccine eligibility in ages 5-11; 3) ICYMI: weekly community briefing available for viewing; 4) Latest on booster shots & annual flu shots; 5) Advice on how to safely trick-or-treat this year; 6) Upcoming testing & vaccine opportunities; 7) COVID-19 community resources & support; 8) Other County of Sonoma news items; and 9) Emergency preparedness tips & resources.

  • Published on October 15, 2021

    This week’s digest provides helpful and important updates on the following:1) Community briefings on school vaccines available for viewing; 2) Advice on how to safely trick-or-treat this year; 3) Update on criteria for lifting the mask mandate; 4) Recommendations for COVID-19 booster & annual flu shot; 5) Upcoming testing & vaccine opportunities; 6) COVID-19 community resources & support; 7) Other County of Sonoma news items; and 8) Emergency preparedness tips & resources. 

  • Published on October 12, 2021

    The County of Sonoma, Energy and Sustainability Division is pleased to announce the latest workshops in an on-going series for homeowners and businesses interested in learning more about the benefits of making improvements that will help save energy, save water, and be more resilient.

  • Published on October 8, 2021

    This week’s digest provides helpful and important updates on the following: 1) Vaccine mandate for California schools; 2) Flu shot recommendations; 3) Criteria to lift mask mandate; 4) Guidance on testing; 5) COVID-19 community resources & support; 6) Other county news items; 7) Emergency preparedness tips & resources

  • Published on October 1, 2021

    This week’s digest provides helpful and important updates on the following:1) Update on booster shots; 2) New guidance on safely holding public meetings; Latest on vaccines for 5- to 11-year-olds; Update on the status of in-person school; Upcoming COVID-19 vaccine clinics and expanded testing; COVID-19 community resources & support; Other Sonoma County news items; and Emergency preparedness tips & resources.

  • Published on September 24, 2021

    This week’s digest provides helpful and important updates on the following:1) The latest on booster shots; 2) Vaccines for 5- to 11-year-olds; 3) Update on the status of in-person school; 4) Upcoming COVID-19 vaccine clinics and expanded testing; 5) COVID-19 community resources & support; 6) Other county news items; 7) Emergency preparedness tips & resources

  • Published on September 17, 2021

    This week’s digest provides helpful and important updates on the following:1) New vaccine requirement for large employers; 2) Update on the status of in-person school; 3) Upcoming COVID-19 vaccine clinics and expanded testing; 4) Update on vaccine booster shots; 5) COVID-19 community resources & support; 6) Other county news items; 7) Emergency preparedness tips & resources

  • Published on September 10, 2021

    This week’s digest provides helpful and important updates on the following: 1) Update on the start of in-person school; 2) County issues new guidance for youth sports; 3) Vaccination required for home health workers, pharmacists; 4) Free upcoming COVID-19 vaccine and testing clinics; 5) COVID-19 community resources & support; 6) Other county news items; and 7) Emergency preparedness tips & resources.

  • Published on September 3, 2021

    This week’s digest provides helpful and important updates on the following: Update on the status of in-person school; State offers new app to find out if you were exposed to COVID-19; Free upcoming COVID-19 vaccine and testing clinics; COVID-19 community resources & support: Other county news items; Emergency preparedness tips & resources.

  • Published on July 23, 2021

    The Energy and Sustainability Division is pleased to bring you the latest in the Home Resiliency Workshop Series which features information on Water Conservation, Wildfire Safety, Seismic Strengthening, Energy Efficiency, and Funding Your Projects.

  • Published on June 15, 2021
    Permit Sonoma

    Permit Sonoma has physically reopened our Permit Center to the public full-time, starting Tuesday, June 15, 2021. We continue to encourage the use of our digital tools. Our online permitting services remain the best way to have your permit processed and email is the best way to contact staff.

  • Published on June 2, 2021
    Permit Sonoma

    The dry weather season for well yield testing opened June 1, 2021 and soil mottling is now authorized as a substitute for groundwater determinations.

  • Published on May 20, 2021

    The County of Sonoma, Energy and Sustainability Division is pleased to announce the latest workshops in an on-going series for homeowners interested in learning more about the benefits of making improvements that will help make your home more resilient.

  • Published on May 9, 2021

    State Administrative Fees for "commercial devices" will increase July 1, 2021.  This applies to scales, fuel meters and other commercial devices used for buying and selling of commodities.

  • Published on March 16, 2021
    Permit Sonoma

    Permit Sonoma will physically reopen our Permit Center to the public 20 hours per week, starting Wednesday, March 17, 2021. Please be mindful that our digital tools and email remain the most efficient way to have your permit processed or reach staff.

  • Published on March 3, 2021

    The County of Sonoma, Energy and Sustainability Division is pleased to announce the Spring 2021 workshop series for homeowners interested in learning more about energy use at home and the benefits of making improvements that will help make your home more resilient.

  • Published on December 16, 2020
    Permit Sonoma

    Sonoma County and partner jurisdictions are partnering to update the Countywide Hazard Mitigation Plan.  You can get involved now by completing the community survey!

  • Published on October 23, 2020

    El 22 de octubre de 2020, el Gobernador Gavin Newsom anunció que se habían agregado tres condados más, Napa, Shasta y Sonoma, a la Declaración de Catástrofe, inicialmente aprobada por la Casa Blanca el 16 de octubre, para reforzar la respuesta del Estado a la emergencia generalizada de los incendios forestales y apoyar a los residentes damnificados.

  • Published on October 23, 2020

    On Oct. 22, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that three additional counties – Napa, Shasta and Sonoma – had been added to the Major Disaster Declaration, initially approved by The White House on Oct 16, 2020, to bolster the state’s emergency response to wildfires across the state and support impacted residents.

  • Published on October 20, 2020

    El Departamento de Salud Pública de California actualizó hoy sus normas, permitiendo que más servicios de cuidado personal reanuden sus operaciones en locales interiores, con modificaciones.

  • Published on October 20, 2020

    The California Department of Public Health updated their guidelines today, allowing more personal care services to resume indoor operations with modifications

  • Published on October 12, 2020
    Permit Sonoma

    Septic Professionals: This message is intended as a reminder to please submit complete septic applications in accordance with county standards including the OWTS Manual v7.0, policies and procedures, and published guidance documents as well as to encourage and promote professional communications.

  • Published on September 29, 2020
    Permit Sonoma

    Information in this special newsletter features prevention and recovery information including these topics: Expanded 2020 Curbside Chipper Program, Rebuilding after the Walbridge and Meyers Fires, and Disaster Recovery Urgency Ordinance Chapter 40C

  • Published on September 11, 2020

    PACENation, the non-profit organization that advocates for expanded access to Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing, has honored Jane Elias, the County of Sonoma’s Energy and Sustainability Division Manager, as a recipient of a 2020 PACESetter Award for excellence in program design and implementation.

  • Published on August 20, 2020

    The County of Sonoma, Energy and Sustainability Division is pleased to announce a free online workshop series for homeowners interested in learning more about energy use at home and the benefits of making improvements that will help make your home more resilient.

  • Published on July 21, 2020
    Permit Sonoma

    Sonoma Water’s Board of Directors adopted a resolution approving the Flood Management Design Manual (FMDM) to provide guidance and criteria for the conveyance of storm water. The FMDM is a significant update to the existing criteria and will replace the current Sonoma County Water Agency Flood Control Design Criteria (FCDC).

  • Published on July 17, 2020
    Permit Sonoma

    Permit Sonoma is currently open for 20 hours per week for live phone assistance as well as limited video and in-person appointments. The Permit Center is closed to the public until further notice. Virtual services remain available during regular business hours.

  • Published on July 8, 2020

    The County of Sonoma’s financing program, Sonoma County Energy Independence Program (SCEIP), has been approved for an interest rate reduction from 7% to 5.99%.

  • Published on July 1, 2020
    Permit Sonoma

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

  • Published on April 24, 2020 at 8:01 AM

    Tune in to the weekly coronavirus virtual town hall on April 28 from 7-8 p.m. Community members are invited to submit questions prior to and during the broadcast by going to Norcal Public Media at https://norcalpublicmedia.org/coronavirus

  • Published on April 24, 2020 at 8:00 AM

    Participé en la reunión municipal virtual en español, martes 28 de abril de 2020, de 5 a 6 p.m. en la estación de radio KBBF, 89.1 FM. El programa también se transmitirá en vivo en kbbf.org

  • 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 6, 2020
    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
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