Sonoma County Services
Wherever possible, we have listed URLs and e-mail addresses as well as telephone numbers. Most agencies actively encourage the use of email communications; email communications are more easily tracked and engender more timely reply. Telephone calls can be frustrating (“hold” times stretch out) and are not as easily tracked and turned into timely responses.
In general, contact details listed below are for public agencies that provide services to unincorporated Sonoma County (that includes Diamond A). DANA’s List includes a broad menu of recommended (and vetted) private commercial services that have been utilized by current residents of Diamond A. In addition, recommendations for and queries about private firms that provide a broad menu of commercial services that are available to Diamond A residents are often subjects of communications within the Diamond A Google Group. DANA's List incorporates such recommendations after vetting.
Roads and Roadside Conditions in Diamond A
Hazardous road conditions, including potholes
To report a wide variety of roadside hazards including trees fallen on the road, potholes, landslides, Diamond A Community members should use SoCo Connect. Any user can create an account and then submit a service request. This application can also be used to report many other issues (a menu of choices is readily available on the application).
- Discarded bottles, cans, and other small-scale trash
This issue continues to vex Diamond A residents. Members of the DANA Board have provided advice on reducing this nuisance under the “Living Here” tab of the Diamond A website.
- Abandoned (dumped) large objects such as appliances
For large objects discarded on the roadside, such as furniture and appliances, Diamond A Community members should use SoCo Connect. Any user can create an account and then submit a service request. This application can also be used to report many other issues (a menu of choices is readily available on the application).
Sonoma County provides a range of services to enable residents to deal with abandoned or inoperable vehicles.
Dead Animal Removal
- The location and type of dead animal determines whom you should call for removal.
- Pets, livestock, and wildlife on private property:
Animal Abatement Services: (707) 228-2868Al Kuck Hauling (large animals): (707) 328-7401
Mattern Livestock Hauling: (707) 889-6125
- Pets, livestock, and wildlife on public property in unincorporated Sonoma County (including county roads and their rights-of-way in Diamond A)
Call (707) 565-7100
To report a non-emergency issue, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name, address, and phone number
Live Animal Removal
- Lost/stray pets:
Diamond A residents are required to report any stray dog or cat to Sonoma County Division of Animal Services within 24 hours
- E mail to email@example.com and your name, address, and phone number
- You may also telephone (Tue-Sat 9 am – 5 pm) (707) 565-7100
For more complicated questions regarding removal of domestic animals, Animal Services maintains an excellent web site with extensive information that includes details for dealing with injured animals and aggressive animals as well as information about adopting abandoned animals. We suggest that residents go to that site for more uncommon issues with live domestic animal removal.
- Sonoma County Animal Services does not handle wildlife. A menu of services for rescuing wildlife are provided by Wildlife Rescue Sonoma County, a non-governmental volunteer-based organization. This organization maintains a wildlife hotline at (707) 526-9453 and recommends using that number for reporting a wild animal in need of rescue.
- Fawn Rescue provides special services for deer
Emergencies for injured or debilitated fawns, call (707) 931-4550
Other Animal-related Complaints
- Animal bites
To report a non-emergency issue regarding a person or an animal injured by an animal bite, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name, address, and phone number
If you are reporting an emergency issue regarding a person or an animal injured by an animal bite, you may wish to contact Animal Services by phone at (707) 565-7100, Monday through Saturday, 8AM to 4PM.
- Excessive animal noise, such as a barking dog:
Send an email to: email@example.com and include your name, address, and phone number
You must also include the animal owner's address
- Sighting of large carnivores
We commonly see coyotes in Diamond A. Less frequently, we have seen mountain lions, and we have rarely seen bears. In order to provide a broad array of information to address concerns about encountering large carnivores, members of the DANA board compiled information and advice under the “Living Here” tab of the Diamond A web site
Permits for construction and land use
Sonoma County requires permits for numerous construction projects ranging from building a new home to installing solar panels. In addition, permits are required for alterations in use of land including for special events, hosted rentals, and changes in grading. Permit Sonoma is "home base" for all Construction and Planning permit applications. Please feel free to consult the Diamond A Architecture Review Committee for help in clarifying your interactions with Permit Sonoma.