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I've heard of Safe Sonoma. What is it?

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How do I request a copy of a police report?

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How do I get my stored/impounded vehicle released?

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I received a parking citation in the City of Sonoma and I want to appeal it.  What do I have to do?

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I have a traffic problem on my street that I want some help resolving.  How do I bring the situation to the City's attention?

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Why does my dog need a license?

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How do I get a dog license?

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How much does a dog license cost?

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I've heard of Safe Sonoma. What is it?

Safe Sonoma is an organization founded in honor of the late Sandra Cantu. Sandra was 9 years old when she went missing from her home in Tracy.

The goal of Safe Sonoma is to help parents be prepared in advance in case their child is missing. Using their checklists and resources can save valuable time in the event of an emergency.

Please see the link to Safe Sonoma on our Resources page.

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How do I request a copy of a police report?

Police reports are released by request by the Central Information Bureau.  A fee of $17.10 is charged and photo identification is required. A request form is available in the lobby of Sonoma Police Department, or by clicking the link below.

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How do I get my stored/impounded vehicle released?

Vehicles will only be released to the registered owner.

The fee for a vehicle release is $183.00 which must be paid by check or cash, no credit cards or debit cards will be accepted.

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I received a parking citation in the City of Sonoma and I want to appeal it.  What do I have to do?

Parking Administration Request for Review forms can be obtained at Sonoma Police Department and at City Hall.  Review forms are forwarded to County of Sonoma Parking Administration 585 Fiscal Dr. Rm 100F Santa Rosa CA 95403.  A determination will be made and notice of the decision will be sent to you by mail.

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I have a traffic problem on my street that I want some help resolving.  How do I bring the situation to the City's attention?

The City of Sonoma completed a Traffic Calming Study in 2003 to devise ways to promote safe and pleasant conditions for all street users by reducing the impact of traffic.  The outcome of that study was a comprehensive Traffic Safety Program,  a key component of which is a Hazard Reporting Process. Traffic Hazard Reporting forms are available in the lobby of the Police Department, or by clicking here

Additionally, the Sonoma Police Department, through a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, developed a traffic deputy position in 2004.  A full time deputy was appointed and a motor unit was purchased for the purpose of traffic enforcement.

Traffic Enforcement Deputy Mike Baraz can be reached at Sonoma Police Department.

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Why does my dog need a license?

Section 8.20.010 of the Municipal code requires that all dogs over the age of 4 months in the city limits be licensed.
If your dog is lost, the license will enable us to identify him and return him to you more quickly.

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How do I get a dog license?

Come to the Police Department during business hours with proof that your dog has a current rabies vaccination and pay the required fees.

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How much does a dog license cost?

A dog license costs $15 for a dog that has been neutered and $30 for one that has not. Owners who are over 62 qualify for a discount for one dog only.—$7.50 for a neutered dog and $15 for one that is not.

You should bring proof of neutering if applicable.

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