Local Assistance Center

The County of Sonoma and the City of Santa Rosa will open a Local Assistance Center (LAC) in partnership with the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). The LAC is a one-stop shop where residents who have been affected by the fires can connect with critical services to help you recover from the fire disaster.


Maria Carrillo High School
6975 Montecito Blvd.

The site is wheelchair accessible. Spanish translators will be available. Everyone is welcomed at the LAC, regardless of immigration status. Your information is confidential.


  • Tuesday, October 6 – Wednesday, October 14, 2020
    10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Representatives from the following federal, state, and local agencies are located in the LAC and will help you understand what kinds of disaster relief services are available and will show you how to apply for these programs.

  • City of Santa Rosa
    The Santa Rosa Planning and Economic Development Department will provide information to help property owners understand the permitting process for recovery and rebuilding within city limits.
  • Santa Rosa City Schools
  • County of Sonoma
    Permit Sonoma will provide information to help property owners in unincorporated areas understand the permitting process for recovery and rebuilding.
    • Environmental Health will provide information about returning to properties in burned areas.
    • Human Services Department will provide a variety of services including Adult Services, Employment Services and Economic Assistance.
    • Behavioral Health Counselors will be available on site.
  • State of California
    Contractors State License Board (CSLB)
    • Department of Insurance (CDI)
    • Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
    • Employment Development Department (EDD)
    • California Department of Public Health – Vital Records (CDPH)
  • Federal
    • USDA
  • Non Profit and Community Organizations:
    • Sonoma County Community Organizations Active in Disasters (COAD) is coordinating non-profit organization participation at the LAC. The COAD is a coalition of non-profit organizations that came together in response to the 2017 fires and is reactivating to respond to community needs from this disaster. Some of the participating organizations include Redwood Empire Food Bank, Catholic Charities, Community Action Partnership Sonoma County, Disability Services & Legal Center and VIDAS. The Small Business Development Center will be available virtually.
    • Gift cards will not be distributed by nonprofits at the Local Assistance Center.

The site is wheelchair accessible. Spanish translators will be available.

COVID-19 Information

We will limit the number of residents who may enter the facility at a time to prevent the spread of the virus. All visitors will be required to do a health screen before being permitted to enter interior space of the LAC. When visiting the LAC, a face mask must be worn at all times. Please practice safe social distancing and stay six-feet apart from others when waiting to enter the facility and when inside.

Please do not enter the LAC if you have the following symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath