Reporting a Health Order Violation

Non-emergency violations can be reported during normal business hours the following ways

These lines aren’t monitored 24/7. If you need to report something, for example a large gathering, over the weekend, please call the Santa Rosa Police Department (SRPD) non-emergency number at 707-528-5222. This should only be used when the SAFE707 line is closed, as SRPD's dispatch center is set up to handle emergency and non-emergency law enforcement calls and it’s important to keep these lines open for emergency and other urgent law enforcement service needs within our community.

Enforcement of the Health Order

On August 11, 2020, Santa Rosa City Council approved an urgency ordinance authorizing administrative enforcement of the public health Orders in Santa Rosa. The ordinance closely mirrors the County of Sonoma's enforcement ordinance that provides a mechanism for local civil administrative citations and civil penalties. This City ordinance was necessary to provide authority for local enforcement of both the County and State Health Officer Orders. The fine amounts match the County's enforcement ordinance:

  • Personal (non-commercial) violation: $100
  • Commercial violation:
    • $1,000 - first violation
    • $5,000 - second violation
    • $10,000 - third and each additional violation by same responsible party

The City will continue to work closely with the County in coordinating our collective response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including education, outreach and enforcement.