Construction & Demo Debris Hauling Franchise Fee

The Santa Rosa City Council has adopted an ordinance regulating construction and demolition debris (C&D) hauling services within the City. All C&D haulers operating within the City are required to obtain a non-exclusive franchise agreement to continue lawfully providing the service.


  • Please complete a Remittance Form (PDF) each month to accompany your franchise fee payment. If your gross receipts for the month are zero, a remittance form is still necessary. We suggest that you keep a copy of your completed remittance for your records.
  • Remit an original form properly signed by a duly authorized company representative.
  • If you need additional forms, you may access the online monthly remittance form, or call 707-543-3170 to request that a form be mailed or faxed.
  • Access the maps on our Geographic Information System, / to determine if a property is inside Santa Rosa City limits.
  • Make check payable to the City of Santa Rosa and mail with completed remittance form to:

    City of Santa Rosa Revenue Division
    P.O. Box 1673
    Santa Rosa, CA 95402


The Construction and Demolition Debris Box Collection Non-Exclusive Franchise Fee is 9% and is calculated using a formula developed jointly by the City and the various companies who entered into the initial non-exclusive franchise agreements in December 2002.

Payment Due Date

Franchise fees shall be payable on a monthly basis, and shall be due and payable on the fifteenth (15th) day of the month immediately following the month in which collection services were provided.

Late Fee: Payments received after the payment due date are subject to a late payment charge of 2% per month of the Franchise Fee that is due. See your franchise agreement for additional penalties that may apply.

Exceptions to Franchise

Following are services excluded from this Franchise:

  • Self-haul materials, which are generated by a residential or commercial entity and delivered by that entity directly to a recycling facility, transfer station or disposal facility.
  • Recyclables collection services, provided that at least 90% of each load is actually recycled, and not disposed of.
  • Removal of materials from a premises by a contractor as an incidental part of a gardening, landscaping, tree trimming, cleaning, maintenance, construction or similar service offered by that contractor rather than as a hauling service, provided that the hauling is performed by the contractor itself and not a subcontracted hauling company.
  • Removal of Construction and Demolition Debris from a construction site by the construction contractor, provided that the hauling is performed by the contractor itself and not a subcontracted hauling company.
  • The franchise fees shall not be owed by franchisee for revenues received from federal, state and local governments.


Please refer to Section 13 of your franchise agreement regarding the City's authority to inspect, audit and examine your records.

Non-Franchised Operators

Franchisee shall notify the City in writing of any non-franchised construction and demolition debris haulers known to be operating within the City without a non-exclusive Construction and Demolition Debris Box Franchise.

Apply for a Franchise

Businesses interested in applying for a Construction and Demolition Debris Hauling Franchise should contact the City Manager's office at 543-3010. View the List of Existing Businesses With a Franchise.