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June 14, 2022

Permit Sonoma Fire Prevention announces open burning suspension for unincorporated Sonoma County

Permit Sonoma Fire Prevention Division announced today a ban on the burning of residential landscape debris in unincorporated Sonoma County. The ban aligns with a burn suspension announced by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire), which began on June 13 for all outdoor burning in state responsibility areas of Sonoma, Lake, Napa, Solano, Yolo and Colusa counties.  Read full story


May 2, 2022 | Permit Sonoma

Applications for Curbside Chipper Program open to unincorporated residents

Sonoma County announced today that Permit Sonoma has begun accepting residential applications for the Curbside Chipper Program. The service supports residents of unincorporated Sonoma County in creating defensible space around their homes, neighboring roadsides, and reduces vegetation along access routes. Read full story


November 3, 2021 | Permit Sonoma

Burn Permit Suspension Lifted for Sonoma, Lake and Napa Counties

A burn permit suspension in Sonoma, Lake, Napa, Solano, Yolo and Colusa counties has been lifted by the California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection (CAL FIRE). Read full story


June 15, 2020 | Permit Sonoma

Open Burning Suspension June 15, 2020

Open Burning Suspension June 15, 2020 Read full story


December 18, 2019 | Permit Sonoma

Hazardous Materials Team Responds to Sodium Hypochlorite Leak

Sonoma County Fire Preventionand Hazmat responded to a sodium hypochlorite leak this morning at 7:09 a.m.This leak was the result of a truck fire, which took place at northbound U.S.Highway 101 at the South Cloverdale exit. Read full story


December 18, 2019 | Permit Sonoma

Hazardous Materials Team Responds to Sodium Hypochlorite Leak

Sonoma County Fire Preventionand Hazmat responded to a sodium hypochlorite leak this morning at 7:09 a.m.This leak was the result of a truck fire, which took place at northbound U.S.Highway 101 at the South Cloverdale exit. Read full story


December 12, 2019 | Permit Sonoma

Burn Permit Suspension Lifted Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit

Effective December 9, 2019, the burn permit suspension in Sonoma, Lake, Napa, Solano, Yolo, and Colusa counties was lifted by Cal Fire. Those possessing current and valid agriculture and residential burn permits can resume burning on permissible burn days. Read full story


May 1, 2019 | Permit Sonoma

County Chipping Program Engages Residents in Wildfire Prevention

Today marks the first day of the season for Sonoma County’s Roadside Chipper program. This free curbside chipper service supports residents in creating defensible space around their homes and reduce vegetation along access routes. Read full story


April 24, 2019 | Permit Sonoma

County & Local Fire Districts Prepare for Defensible Space Inspections

Despite the recent heavy rains, a large portion of Sonoma County continues to face risks from wildfire. One of the best ways for property owners and residents to protect their homes is to create good defensible space to ensure a buffer between their property and any surrounding grass, trees, shrubs, or wildland area. Read full story


April 24, 2019 | Permit Sonoma

Los Distritos de Bomberos del Condado y Locales se Preparan para Hacer Inspecciones a los Espacios de Defensa

A pesar de las fuertes lluvias recientes, una gran parte del Condado de Sonoma sigue enfrentando el riesgo de incendios. Read full story