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Refuse Vehicle Permit FAQs

Complete a Refuse Vehicle Permit Application and submit a permit fee in the amount of $360 per vehicle to:

County of Sonoma Department of Health Services

Environmental Health & Safety

625 5th Street Santa Rosa, CA 95404

(707) 565-6565

12 months based on the month permitted

Sonoma County Code, Chapter 22-8 states that no person shall use any vehicle for collecting, hauling or transporting solid waste or biosolids on any public highway within the county without first obtaining a vehicle permit from the local enforcement agency.

  • Vehicle well maintained and of good construction
  • No leaking waste or fluids
  • The company/owner name on the vehicle
  • Proper Equipment Available
    • Spill Kit or Cat litter
    • Fire Extinguisher
    • Broom and Shovel
    • Secure load tarping system

Once we receive your application or notification, we will contact you to schedule an inspection. If your vehicle passes the inspection, the vehicle will receive a sticker on the vehicle and receive an inspection report and permit in the mail.

Any vehicle hauling fire debris ash or Solid Waste (as defined by local ordinance) is required to obtain a Refuse Vehicle Permit and inspection.

If you are only hauling scrap metal or concrete, no Refuse Vehicle Permit is needed.

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