Debris Removal

Fire Debris Removal
Learn more about the Sonoma County Debris Removal Program, as well as private debris removal requirements. Find answers to help you from removal to rebuild, including property tax information for wildfire survivors.

(Link for information related to 2020 Wildfires in Sonoma County)

Burned/ Damaged Trees
Wondering about the trees along the street, or on your property, and if the city can assist in the removal of damaged or burned trees? Worried about a tree on a neighbor's property that is unstable and might be a public hazard. This list of FAQs from the City of Santa Rosa provides helpful answers to these and other questions regarding trees.

Debris Removal Completion
The joint City/County Recovery website describes the process for how property owners are notified once their property has been cleared (if they opted into the government-sponsored debris removal program). The site also explains what is required in order for private debris removal (opt out) to be approved by the City.


Information on the joint City/County Recovery website describing what happens when a property does not complete debris removal. Find information and copies of the Summary Abatement Notice and Order and Appeal of Notice forms.

Debris Removal Code Enforcement Violations
For filing a complaint regarding code enforcement violations during the debris removal process. Complaints may be submitted to MySantaRosa at; select “Fire Debris” to direct to the appropriate department. 

screenshot of the mysantarosa website

This is a view of the My Santa Rosa website, where you can report issues to the city regarding fire related debris, problems with water drainage to creeks, tree hazards, high weeds, etc.