Monday is the deadline for property owners to pay the first installment of property taxes for the 2012-2013 fiscal year.
The Sonoma County Tax Collector's Office will provide drive-through, drop-off service from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday. Follow the signs in front of the office at 585 Fiscal Drive in the county administration complex in Santa Rosa.
Checks and payment stubs in their green return envelopes can be dropped off at the drive-up location, in the drop box outside the tax office, or inside the office if property owners have questions about their bills. The deadline is 5 p.m.
Payments can be sent by mail to the Sonoma County Tax Collector, P.O. Box 3879, Santa Rosa 95402. They must be postmarked no later than Monday. Late payments are subject to penalties.
Taxes may be paid by credit card or e-check for a fee at www.sonoma-county.org/tax or by calling (866) 875-3327.
For Mendocino County payment information, call 463-4321; in Lake County, call 263-2234.
— Brett Wilkison
Top 5 locations of last drink before DUI arrest
1) Home – 254
2) Friend’s House – 223
3) Relative’s House – 82
4) Graton Casino – 72
5) Car – 56
Source: CHP Last Drink Surveys 2015-2017
DUI arrests in Sonoma County by agency
Every day, on average, more than seven people are arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in Sonoma County. Two-thirds are arrested by two agencies: CHP and Santa Rosa police, The Press Democrat found in an analysis of 8,074 DUI arrests by 14 law enforcement agencies from 2015 to 2017. Here’s how they break down by agency.
CHP: 3,155 arrests, excluding the City of Sonoma and a good chunk of the Sonoma Valley, which are served by the CHP office in Napa.
Santa Rosa police: 2,000
Petaluma police: 839
Rohnert Park Public Safety: 469
Sebastopol police: 426
Healdsburg police: 394
Cotati police: 185
Sonoma police: 155
Windsor police: 139
Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office: 100
Santa Rosa Junior College police: 87
Cloverdale police: 70
Sonoma State University police: 31
California State Parks rangers: 24