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What:Local Assistance Center (LAC)  
 When:Opens at 9:00 AM, last entry by 6:00 PM 
Open daily from October 14th for at least 2 weeks  
 Where:Press Democrat building in downtown Santa Rosa 
427 Mendocino Ave between Ross and 5th Streets 
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 Before You Arrive

Please register with FEMA before arriving to the LAC if possible.

Doing so will reduce the time it takes to register for services.

Services Offered

The LAC is a one-stop shop with critical services for residents who have been impacted by the fires.

Some of the services include:


  • FEMA
  • Small Business Administration
  • Social Security Administration
  • United States Postal Service


  • Ca Department of Tax Fee Administration
  • Cal OES
  • CDPH - Vital Records
  • Contractors State License Board
  • Department of Insurance
  • Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Department of Public Health
  • Employment Development Department
  • Franchise Tax Board
  • Housing and Community Development
  • Office of Business & Economic Development
  • Social Services
  • Veterans Affairs

County of Sonoma

  • Community Development Commission
  • County Clerk
  • Environmental Health
  • Fire and Emergency Services
  • Health Services - Behavioral Health
  • Human Services
  • Permit Sonoma W&S/FIRE/BLDG
  • PRMD - Planning 

City of Santa Rosa

  • Housing & Community Services
  • Planning & Economic Development
  • Santa Rosa Water/Utilities


  • AT&T
  • PG&E
  • Xfinity

The site is wheelchair accessible.

Spanish translators and a children’s play area will be available.

For more information, contact the Sonoma County Community Hotline(707) 565-3856.

Transportation Considerations

Parking is free off of B St in the Santa Rosa city lot.

The LAC is also accessible by Sonoma County Transit and City Bus via route 1.
The building is just 3 blocks from the Downtown Transit Mall.

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