SonomaCountyRecovers: Official recovery information for Sonoma County fires

Map to Recovery

Bookmark this page and use it as a guide to recovery. Dealing with the aftermath of a disaster can be daunting and this guide is intended to help you recover after the Sonoma County wildfires.

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Instructions on how to replace lost or damaged personal documents including birth certificates and driver’s licenses can be found here.



For information on how to work with your insurance company or additional financial information for uninsured or underinsured individuals, please visit here.


Financial Assistance

Dealing with financial challenges after a disaster can overwhelming. You are not alone. These resources can help get you started.


Debris Removal

We are now in Phase II of the Debris Removal and property clean-up process. Track a property’s status on the Debris Removal Map and find answers to frequently asked questions.



The County and City have similar, but separate, processes for rebuilding. Based on your jurisdiction, access your rebuilding steps and guidelines for County of Sonoma and City of Santa Rosa or for general information about the rebuilding process.


Finding Qualified Licensed Contractors

Resources and tips for selecting and working with contractors and other vendors during the rebuild are available here, including tips from the Better Business Bureau (BBB).


Property Taxes

The Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector and Clerk-Recorder-Assessor Offices are working to adjust tax bills for properties destroyed by the recent fires. Additional resources and forms are available.



Information regarding temporary housing, FEMA manufactured homes and innovative solutions is available to help guide any housing needs here.



If you are not working due to the Sonoma County fires, Disaster Unemployment Assistance is available.


Emotional Health

When we experience a disaster, people react with increased anxiety, worry and anger. Learn more about how to reach out for help yourself or to assist someone in your care.


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