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September 28, 2018 | Office of the District Attorney

Costco and Retail Scams

Many scammers take advantage of our familiarity with well know businesses and their logos so that you think you are receiving an email from a store that you may do business with. Read full story

September 28, 2018 | Board of Supervisors Department

Board of Supervisors Approves Formation of Lower Russian River Municipal Advisory Council (MAC)

On Tuesday, September 25, 2018 the Board of Supervisors approved the formation of the municipal advisory council. Read full story

September 20, 2018 | County Administrator's Office

DispensaryWaitlist Update

TheCounty has launched a new cannabis dispensary waitlist available to applicantswith permit eligible properties. Read full story

September 10, 2018 | Department of Health Services

Mental Health Services Act Newsletter September 2018 Issue

The Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) newsletter is published every two to three months by Sonoma County Behavioral Health. Read full story

September 07, 2018 | County Administrator's Office

September SoCo Correspondent

On Monday, September 10th the County of Sonoma will be conducting a SoCoAlert TEST. All Sonoma County residents who are subscribed, and all landlines, will receive a phone call. Sign up at or call  866-939-0911. On Wednesday, September 12th the County will conduct a Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) TEST. This test will involve the communities of Roseland, Healdsburg, Penngrove, Cotati and Glen Ellen. WEA is an emergency message sent through your mobile carrier, similar to Amber Alerts. No registration is required. Additionally, the County will conduct an Emergency Alert System test, which will interrupt local radio and television broadcasts.Please share the Correspondent with your family and friends, and if you have any ideas of how we can improve the newsletter or other outreach efforts please send us your thoughts to Read our Newsletter Read full story

September 07, 2018 | Department of Health Services

Veterinarians offer tips to protect livestock from wildfire smoke

Veterinarians Offer Tips to Protect Livestock from Wildfire Smoke Read full story

September 06, 2018

Workforce Housing Survey

The North Bay is experiencing a housing affordability crisis. The catastrophic fires of 2017 exacerbated this situation by destroying thousands of homes. As the region rebuilds and builds the housing necessary for our next generation of people and their families, we need to be sure that we're responding to their changing needs and preferences. Please help this effort by responding to this survey (anonymously) and letting us know more about what your current needs are and what you would prefer to see in the future. Read full story

August 24, 2018 | Permit Sonoma

County Seeks Community Input on Septic System Policy Updates

The County of Sonoma is updating County regulations for septic systems in order to meet state mandated regulations that protect water quality and public health. Permit Sonoma invites the public to attend upcoming community meetings to share feedback on the proposed Onsite Wastewater Treatment System (OWTS) Manual. Read full story

August 21, 2018 | Permit Sonoma

New Administrative Citation Program Begins August 24, 2018

Starting August 24, 2018,Permit Sonoma will begin implementing our new administrative citation program,supporting our goal of establishing a safe and healthy community. This new programprovides an additional tool for enforcement, enabling the County to enforcevarious codes and ordinances via less stringent enforcement action. Administrative citations give us the ability to respond immediately totransient and nuisance violations in the field. Read full story