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Planning & Building

Posted on: May 4, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Notice of Modified Operations

Effective: May 4, 2020 (subject to change)


On May 1, 2020 the Health Officer of the County of Sonoma issued Order No. C19-09, extending Shelter In Place Order No. C19-05 beyond May 3, 2020, with no stipulated end date. This new Order, among other changes, reduces Shelter In Place restrictions in a number of important employment areas including construction, landscaping services, and nurseries. With respect to construction, services in compliance with the “Construction Field Safety Requirements” in Appendix B of the new order (Order No. C19-09), are allowed as follows:

Unoccupied Structures:
Construction Services” means services to build, expand, maintain, operate, repair, remodel, retrofit, or refurbish the exterior or interior of any unoccupied structure, including related services to support those Construction Services as specified in the Order.

Occupied Structures:
Construction Services” means services necessary to ensure that a structure is safe, sanitary, or habitable as described in the Order

The City of Healdsburg will offer services to receive and process applications and conduct inspections in support of the new order’s direction regarding Construction Services. City operations will be conducted in a manner aimed at limiting employee and consultant exposure, following applicable City, County, and State public health and safety protocols.

The City will continue to monitor local conditions and circumstances associated with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

City offices will be operating on a limited exposure protocol to protect the health and safety of staff and the public. This protocol includes the continued closure of City Hall and all other City Facilities to the public.

Please be prepared and patient with delays in service as we continue to provide essential services. You may experience delays in processing due to staffing availability and logistics as we work within prescribed mandates.

In-person contact will be very limited. Please expect to interact with staff by phone, email, or, in the case of inspections, in-person, following distancing, hygiene, and other prescribed protocols.

Please refer to the City’s Modified Operations FAQ for more information.

Other helpful links:

Sonoma County Health Orders 

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