No. Fraudulent bills for fire debris removal have been reported by property owners in Mendocino County who are participating in the state-sponsored fire debris removal program. While no instances have been reported in Sonoma County, both the County of Sonoma and the City of Santa Rosa want residents to be aware of the potential scam. If you receive a bill for payment associated with debris removal, Do NOT PAY IT, and please notify the District Attorney right away by calling (707) 565-5317.
The County of Sonoma and City of Santa Rosa are not sending out any insurance reimbursement payment notifications at this time. Any requests for payment will come from a governmental agency. Additionally, a press release will be issued that explains the process once insurance reimbursement payment notifications are sent to property owners.