This page is meant to keep Glass Fire survivors of the City of Santa Rosa informed about next steps in the recovery process and to provide access to important resources. Fire survivors that reside within the unincorporated county, should visit socoemergency.org.
  1. News Flash - Voting Options for those impacted by the Glass Fire

    Information for Voters Impacted by Disaster

    Residents whose homes were destroyed by the LNU or Glass Fires are encouraged to take action to preserve their voting options. Learn about the two options for updating voting information through the Sonoma County Registrar of Voters. Additional Info...
  2. News Flash_Rain-Ready Property

    Preparing for Rain After Wildfires

    The City of Santa Rosa and the County of Sonoma encourage residents living in and around wildfire burn areas to prepare for the rainy season. Read on...
  3. News Flash_Supply and Support Station

    Support and Supply Stations

    Residents returning to areas burned in the Glass Fire are asked to visit supply and support stations operated by the County of Sonoma and the City of Santa Rosa to receive critical safety information and equipment. Read on...
  4. Glass Fire Evacuation Order Timestamp Map News Flash

    Filing Claim for Additional Living Expenses (ALE) Incurred Due to Mandatory Evacuation

    The City has created a map that identifies when each zone in the City limits was under mandatory evacuation during the Glass Fire Read on...
  5. News Flash_Glass Fire Recovery

    Glass Fire Recovery Web Page

    The City of Santa Rosa has launched a new recovery web page for Santa Rosa fire survivors affected by the Glass Fire. Read on...
  6. City and County Logos

    County and City to Open Local Assistance Center in Santa Rosa

    Residents affected by the Glass Fire will be able to access recovery services and resources at a Local Assistance Center beginning on Monday, Oct. 5. Read on...
  7. News Flash_Damage Assessment Map

    Glass Fire Property Damage Assessment Map

    Santa Rosa’s Property Damage Assessment Map for the Glass Fire is now available online. Read on...

Reentry into Burned Areas

Once it is safe for you to return to your property, it is important that you closely follow reentry protocols. For destroyed properties or those that are substantially burned, this includes following the latest Health Order that requires use of personal protective equipment, such as gloves and masks, and that prohibits residents from starting cleanup before receiving permission from the County of Sonoma's Department of Health Services. 

Property Tagging

Upon returning to your property you will see one of three different tags posted by the City of Santa Rosa’s Building Department – a Green Tag, a Yellow Tag, or a Red Tag. Depending on how your property is tagged, it will determine if it is habitable or not.

Houses that do not have a tag were NOT inspected and are assumed to be safe, due to no surrounding damaged structures or vegetation. Vegetation may have burned up to the building and did not appear to have caused damage. If damage is suspected or discovered, please follow the guidance available below in the section titled "Steps to Perform a Full Assessment and Necessary Repairs" or download the guidance HERE.

Those tags include:

Green
Safe for Occupancy

  • Lawful occupancy permitted
  • Structure is is safe to live in
Yellow
Habitable, Repairs Necessary

  • Lawful occupancy permitted
  • Structure is safe to live in; however, the home needs repairs that will require permits from the City
Red
Do Not Enter / Limited Entry

  • Structure is destroyed or unsafe
  • Do NOT enter or occupy
  • Red Tags with “Do Not Enter” mean the occupants may NOT enter the property for any purpose
  • Red Tags with “Limited Entry” allow the occupants to access the property to search for valuables at THEIR OWN RISK.