Financial & Legal Help

Below is a list of financial & legal recovery resources:

Property Tax & Reassessment Information

Has your property suffered or been destroyed by the Sonoma County Floods? The Assessor’s Office is here to help you during this difficult time.

It is important to know that you have 12 months from the event date to file the Calamity Damage Reassessment form, so you can wait until your insurance agency has inspected your property before filling out the form.

If you will be living somewhere else for an extended period of time, please fill out a Change of Mailing Address Form right away so that we can contact you if needed.

Quick-links:

Disaster declaration for the California Winter Storms

Click here to view the Disaster Declaration for Sonoma County

Help with Insurance

California Department of Insurance (CDI)

Assisting with car insurance for damaged vehicles.
Phone: (800) 927-4357
Website: http://www.insurance.ca.gov/

United Policyholders

Assist with insurance questions and educate policy holders on insurance rights.
Phone: (415) 393-9990
Website: https://www.uphelp.org/

Vital Records, DMV, Unemployment Help

California Department of Public Health (CDPH)

Provides free vital records for California residents.
Phone: (916) 445-2684
Website:  https://www.cdph.ca.gov/

Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

Replacement available for valid identification or driver licenses. Provides information on what to do with flooded vehicles and other general DMV related questions.

Phone: (800) 777-0133
Website: https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv

Employment Development Department (EDD)

Assistance with applications for unemployment benefits.
Phone: (800) 480-3287
Website:  https://www.edd.ca.gov/

Legal Aid of Sonoma County

Legal advice and assistance for homeowners and renters.
Phone: (707) 308-2513
Website: https://legalaidsc.org/

SonomaWORKS

Provides temporary help for families with children who have little or no money. Support while on the program may include housing, food, utilities payments, childcare or medical care.
Phone: (707) 565-5500 
Website: https://sonomacounty.ca.gov/Human-Services/Employment-and-Training/SonomaWORKS/

Debris Removal Help

Contractor State License Board (CSLB)

Information about licensing requirements for debris removal contractors, including hazardous debris removal.
Phone: (800) 321-2752
Website: http://www.cslb.ca.gov/

Help for Businesses

Sonoma County Economic Development Board

Information for business owners including emergency relief loans.
Phone: (707) 318-4610
Website: http://sonomaedb.org/Business-Assistance/Flood-Recovery-Business-Resources/