The County of Sonoma is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to this website. As a result, you should be aware of the following information regarding data collection on this website.

Usage Statistics

Like most websites, we collect anonymous statistical information about the visitors who use the information and services we provide. The data we gather is used to analyze the performance of our hardware and software systems, determine the needs and interests of website visitors and improve the overall effectiveness of our we site. This includes information such as:

  • Web domain (,, etc.)
  • Internet connection´s IP address (, etc.)
  • Web browser brand and version (Internet Explorer 6.0, Mozilla Firefox 3.5, etc.)
  • Operating system and version (Windows XP, Linux, etc.)
  • Errors in the pages viewed (Hyperlink errors, missing pages, etc.)
  • Time required to open and view files


A cookie is a small text file containing a random and unique alphanumeric identifier that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser (unless you set your browser to reject cookies) that enables our systems to recognize your browser. We do not store any personally identifiable information in cookies.

In some cases our websites use browser cookies to maintain session and preference information, or provide other complex functionality. In some sites, cookies are used to capture IP addresses for statistical analysis. You may adjust your Internet browser to disable the use of cookies and other web technologies; however, some features of this website may be disabled (such as preferences selected during a previous visit) if you block these technologies.

Personal Information

Visitors to this website are not required to enter personally identifiable information to access data and services. As a convenience, many departments and agencies offer assistance through the website as an alternative to calling, writing or visiting their offices. To receive assistance through the website a visitor may be asked to voluntarily supply personal information such as:

  • Name
  • Email Address
  • Mailing Address
  • Phone Number

This information is used by County of Sonoma personnel for internal purposes and is never sold to outside agencies, we do not collect or use this information for commercial marketing.

On October 11, 2015, Governor Brown signed SB 272 into law. This bill requires local agencies to publish a list of “enterprise” systems used across multiple departments or that contain information collected about the public and are systems that serve as original sources of data within an agency. Click here to learn more about SB 272 and the enterprise systems currently in use by the County.

E-mail Privacy

Please note that electronic mail is sent to the County of Sonoma email system and may be subject to archiving and review by someone other than the intended recipient.


Websites maintained by the County of Sonoma may contain links to external websites maintained by government, non-profit or private organizations. Links are provided as a convenience to our visitors and do not constitute an endorsement of content, viewpoint, policies, products or services of that website. Once you follow a link to a website that is not maintained by the County of Sonoma you are subject to the terms and conditions of use for that website, including its privacy policy.