Fire Prevention and Hazardous Materials is a division of Permit Sonoma primarily responsible for programs, procedures, and projects for preventing the outbreak of fires within the unincorporated areas of the county.
The Hazardous Materials Unit regulates the storage, handling, and processing of hazardous materials through the Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA) program.
Our goal is to minimize the danger to persons and damage to property caused by fires. In addition to code adherence, the Fire Prevention and Hazardous Materials Division staff is responsible for hazardous materials incident response, fire investigations, and emergency scene management support at emergencies.
Cleanup After Wildfires
For information about Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Sweeps or the Debris Removal process after a recent wildfire? Visit: socoemergency.org/recover
Defensible Space Inspections 2021
Sonoma County Fire Prevention Division and participation from Local Fire Districts, the defensible space inspection program began on May 19, 2021. Properties were sent letters by mail to identify the properties that will be inspected. For more information please see our defensible space inspections project page.