Frequently Asked Questions
These are the most frequently asked questions by individuals contacting our offices.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I appeal a Property Assessment?
If you disagree with your property tax assessment, you have the right to file an Application for Changed Assessment.
- For more info read about Assesment Appeals
When Does the Board of Supervisors Meet?
Board meetings are regularly scheduled each Tuesday. Please refer to our Board Meeting Schedule for specific dates. A description of the meeting format is available on this website and the agenda is published online each week.
Where Does the Board of Supervisors Meet?
Board meetings are held in the Supervisor's Chambers located at the County Administration Building.
- Supervisor's Chambers
Sonoma County Administration Building
575 Administration Drive, Room 102 A
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
- Get Driving Directions
Public Transit Directions to the County Administration Center:
- Call locally (707) 576- RIDE
- Call toll-free (800) 345- RIDE
- Get Public Transit Directions
- Sonoma County Transit (Routes 20, 30, 44, 48, 60, 62, 64
- Golden Gate Transit
Where do I find the Board Meeting Agenda?
The agenda is posted online approximately one week prior to the upcoming meeting. If there are any addendums to the published description these are also posted, usually on the Friday preceding the meeting. A printed copy of the agenda and any addendums are also posted outside the Supervisor’s Chambers, located at 575 Administration Drive, Room 100A, in Santa Rosa.
Who / What is Eligible for a Fee Waiver or Board Sponsorship?
The Board may, at their sole discretion, approve or disapprove a fee waiver/board sponsorship request. Fee waivers/board sponsorships may only be granted to Community Based Organizations, Non-Profits that provide a direct service that is similar to or complementary to a key county policy goal or supports a service that the county typically provides. Examples include: emergency or economic assistance or basic sustenance needs (emergency food, shelter, etc.). Governmental agencies that do not receive tax funding and can demonstrate an inability to pay a required county fee are eligible for a fee waiver/board sponsorship.
County departments, other Governmental Agencies, unless they can demonstrate an inability to pay the county fee, and fund raising events where attendees pay a fee for admission to the event or in the case of festivals where vendors pay to participate in the event are not eligible.
Who is My District Supervisor?
The county is divided into five districts that are approximately equal in population size.
The Board of Supervisors is comprised of five members, each representing a specific constituency within the county. To find out which Board member represents your community, start by reviewing the district lookup service. If you need further clarification, please contact the Office of the Registrar of Voters at (707) 565-6800 and they will assist you.
Use our online tool to locate which district you live in and who is your District Supervisor.