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  • Published on November 15, 2019

    The County of Sonoma has established deadlines for property owners to clear Kincade Fire debris following completion of the county sponsored Household Hazardous Waste sweep. Property owners must submit a debris removal application form and site work plan by January 31, 2020. All components of debris removal, including soil testing, must be completed by May 15, 2020.

  • Published on November 14, 2019
    Permit Sonoma

    In response to the Kincade Fire County leadership recognized the need for swift action so property owners could start the rebuilding process as quickly as possible. Important elements include debris cleanup, expedited permitting processes, and additional services for fire survivors. 

  • Published on November 13, 2019

    View a list of our current and upcoming job opportunities, including: 

    - ACCESS Sonoma Heath Program Manager - Time-Limited

    - District Attorney Investigator I

    - Sheriff's Office Senior Account Clerk

  • Sonoma County Registrar of Voters
    Published on November 13, 2019
    Sonoma County Registrar of Voters

    Nominations opened yesterday for various federal, state, judicial, and county offices scheduled for election on March 3, 2020.  According to County Clerk Deva Marie Proto, candidates interested in running for any of the 16 positions whose terms expire this year must file nomination papers between November 12 and December 6 to have their names placed on the March 3, 2020, ballot.

  • Published on November 13, 2019
    Community members with damaged or destroyed properties from the Kincade Fire are invited to attend a community meeting and insurance workshop on Saturday to receive assistance and support to help recover and rebuild.
  • Office of Recovery and Resiliency
    Published on November 12, 2019
    Office of Recovery and Resiliency

    View the County of Sonoma’s interactive RESA map to see current structure-specific post-fire damage assessments.

  • Health Services
    Published on November 8, 2019
    Health Services

    On November 5, 2019 The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors received proposed revisions to the Sonoma County Code Chapter 28, Emergency and Pre Hospital Care brought forward by the Sonoma county Department of Health Services.

  • Published on November 8, 2019
    The County of Sonoma is providing additional information as a two-step process starts to assist property owners in removing hazardous waste and fire debris in properties destroyed by the Kincade Fire. The Kincade Fire destroyed 374 structures, 174 of which are residences, and damaged an additional 60 structures, 34 of which are residences.
  • Health Services
    Published on November 8, 2019
    Health Services

    The Department of Health Services (DHS) has published the second edition of the Sonoma County Summary Measures of Health report.

  • Published on November 7, 2019 at 3:20 PM

    On November 5, 2019, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors took action to meet the urgent housing needs of Kincade Fire survivors. The Kincaid Fire destroyed or damaged 434 structures, 209 of which are residential. In response to this fire, the Board of Supervisors adopted the Urgency Ordinance to add a new code, Kincade Fire Disaster Recovery (Chapter 40A), to Sonoma County Code.

  • Published on November 7, 2019 at 3:15 PM

    El 5 de noviembre de 2019, la Junta de Supervisores del Condado de Sonoma tomó medidas para satisfacer las necesidades urgentes de vivienda de los sobrevivientes de incendios de Kincade. El incendio Kincaid destruyó o dañó 434 estructuras, 209 de las cuales son residenciales. 

  • Published on November 7, 2019

    Sonoma County Family, Youth and Children’s Services (FYC) Division Director Nick Honey was named Outstanding Director, LCSW Juana Marquez was named Outstanding Social Worker, and Michelle and Brandon Kelsey were named Outstanding Foster Parents of the Year by the California Department of Social Services.

  • Published on November 7, 2019

    Sonoma County Human Services Department Director Karen Fies has been named to the Long-Term Services and Supports Subcommittee for California Governor Gavin Newsom’s Master Plan for Aging.

  • 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.

  • Water Agency
    Published on November 6, 2019
    Water Agency

    During the months of October and November, up to 21 groundwater monitoring wells will be drilled near Sonoma County creeks to provide new information to managers and the public on the link between groundwater and stream flows.

  • Published on November 5, 2019

    Although containment of the Kincade Fire is progressing and the skies appear clearer, changing weather conditions over the next few days will lead to increased air pollution. Air quality levels are currently within the good range due to offshore winds and decreasing smoke. Northerly winds near the Ranch Fire in Tehama County will allow some smoke to move toward the Bay Area.

  • Published on November 5, 2019

    The County of Sonoma will conduct an initial Household Hazardous Waste sweep on properties impacted by the Kincade Fire to protect the public and the environment.

  • Published on November 5, 2019
    Permit Sonoma is conducting initial damage assessments on an estimated 59 buildings damaged by the Kincade Fire. Rapid Evaluation Safety Assessment, also known as RESA, allows people to inhabit and use safe homes and businesses, and ensures that people are prohibited from entering unsafe structures.

  • Published on November 4, 2019 at 8:05 AM

    County of Sonoma offices will be open for business, 8 a.m., Monday, November 4, 2019. In addition, residents directly impacted by the Kincade Fire can access recovery services and resources at the Local Assistance Center (LAC) which will open Monday through Wednesday, November 6, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Healdsburg Community Center, 1557 Healdsburg Avenue. The LAC may remain open after Wednesday, if needed. 

  • 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

  • Published on November 3, 2019 at 4:15 PM
    A controlled re-entry process is underway for residents and businesses in areas burned by the Kincade Fire. Re-entry began on November 1 and will continue through the weekend. Residents will receive Nixle alerts from the Sheriff when areas are open for re-entry, and can also check SoCoEmergency.org.
  • Published on November 3, 2019 at 4:12 PM
    Un proceso de reingreso controlado está en marcha para los residentes y personal de negocios en las zonas quemadas por el incendio de Kincade. El reingreso comenzó 1ro de noviembre y continuará durante el fin de semana.
  • Published on November 2, 2019 at 6:19 PM
    Un proceso de reingreso controlado está en marcha para los residentes y personal de negocios en las zonas quemadas por el incendio de Kincade. El reingreso comenzó 1ro de noviembre y continuará durante el fin de semana.
  • Published on November 2, 2019 at 6:15 PM
    A controlled re-entry process is underway for residents and businesses in areas burned by the Kincade Fire. Re-entry began on November 1 and will continue through the weekend. Residents will receive Nixle alerts from the Sheriff when areas are open for re-entry, and can also check SoCoEmergency.org.
  • Published on November 1, 2019 at 6:20 PM
    The Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Celeste Philip has issued an Emergency Order regarding re-entry following the Kincade Fire. Residents are ordered not to clean their property, until further notice
  • Published on November 1, 2019 at 6:19 PM
    La Dra. Celeste Philip, Oficial de Salud del Condado de Sonoma, ha emitido una Orden de Emergencia con respecto al reingreso después del Incendio de Kincade. Se ordena que los residentes no limpien su propiedad, hasta que les digan.
  • 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).

  • Health Services
    Published on November 1, 2019
    Health Services
    Aunque la contención del incendio Kincade está progresando y el cielo parece más claro, las cambiantes condiciones climáticas de los próximos días aumentara la contaminación del aire.
  • Health Services
    Published on November 1, 2019
    Health Services
    Although containment of the Kincade Fire is progressing and the skies appear clearer, changing weather conditions over the next few days will lead to increased air pollution.
  • 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. 

  • Published on October 31, 2019 at 12:31 PM

    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today ratified a proclamation of local emergency due to the Kincade Fire and the continuing fire danger created by successive wind events and PG&E power shut-offs in large portions of the county.

  • Published on October 31, 2019 at 12:00 PM

    Los Supervisores del Condado de Sonoma ratificó hoy una proclamación de emergencia local debido al Incendio Kincade y al peligro continuo de incendio creado por sucesivos eventos de viento y cortes de energía de PG&E en grandes partes del condado.

  • Published on October 30, 2019

    Some County of Sonoma Offices Will Remain Closed to the Public on Thursday, October 31 

  • Published on October 30, 2019

    Algunas Oficinas del Condado de Sonoma Permanecerán Cerradas al Público el jueves 31 de octubre

  • Published on October 30, 2019

    Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Emergency Meeting & Media Availability Thursday, October 31

  • Published on October 30, 2019

    Junta De Supervisores Del Condado De Sonoma Reunión De Emergencia Y Disponibilidad De Medios Jueves, 31 De Octubre

  • Published on October 29, 2019
    Los empleados del Condado de Sonoma continúan enfocándose en operaciones de emergencia y actividades de recuperación. Las oficinas públicas, incluido el Tribunal Superior del Condado de Sonoma, permanecerán cerradas el martes 29 de octubre y miércoles 30 de Octubre de 2019.
  • Published on October 29, 2019

    The County of Sonoma employees continue to focus on emergency operations and recovery activities. Public offices, including the Sonoma County Superior Court, will be closed on Tuesday,  October 29 and Wednesday, October 30, 2019

  • Health Services
    Published on October 27, 2019
    Health Services

    A partir del domingo 27 de octubre de 2019, el condado de Sonoma emitirá un aviso de clima frío "código azul" en respuesta a la predicción del Servicio Meteorológico Nacional de niveles mínimos para la noche durante varios días en la próxima semana.

  • Health Services
    Published on October 27, 2019
    Health Services

    Effective Sunday, October 27, 2019, Sonoma County is issuing a “code blue” cold weather advisory in response to the National Weather Service’s prediction for near freezing overnight lows for several days in the coming week.

  • 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. 

  • Sonoma County Registrar of Voters
    Published on October 24, 2019
    Sonoma County Registrar of Voters

     The deadline to return Vote by Mail ballots for the upcoming November 5, 2019, Consolidated Elections is rapidly approaching.  County Clerk Deva Marie Proto stated, “Vote by Mail ballots are the first ballots counted on Election Day, and our voters like to know that their ballot was among those first results posted. Staff are working diligently to receive and prepare ballots for counting.”

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on October 23, 2019
    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 Registrar of Voters
    Published on October 21, 2019
    Sonoma County Registrar of Voters

    County Clerk Deva Marie Proto reminds Sonoma County residents that the deadline to register to vote in the upcoming November 5, 2019, Consolidated Elections, is tonight at midnight.  Completed forms will be accepted by midnight, if utilizing the online voter registration platform, or postmarked by October 21, 2019.   

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