Resident Information

Welcome to Rio Nido

If you’re new in town, or thinking about moving here, the following information can help you get settled in.

Utilities & Other Basics

Flood, storm, and emergency information:

Sonoma County Sheriff–Guerneville, CA
6390 Main Street, Guerneville, CA 95446-9677
(707) 869-0202

Sonoma County Sheriff Neighborhood  Watch Information or a Handy Neighborhood Watch Flyer

Sonoma County Crime Prevention information 

Online Crime Mapping

To join the Rio Nido Homeowners Association, please send a check for $15.00 to Rio Nido Homeowners Association, Care of PO Box A, Rio Nido, CA 95471.


Home Maintenance tips:

Need a suggestion for a local house painters, carpenter, electrician, or plumber? Post your question to the Sonoma County Bulletin Board Services and Referrals section.

Thinking about buying a house in Rio Nido? Try one of or our local real estate offices such as Russian River Realty, Russian River Homes, or Herth Guerneville Real Estate.

You can try real estate sites such as, or ZipRealty. Rio Nido is often shown as Guerneville in real estate listings, so have your map handy when searching.


The Russian River Redevelopment Oversight Committee is part of the the Sonoma County Community Development Commission to encourage and support neighborhood and community preservation.


The Friends of Rio Nido is group that meets monthly to support the community of Rio Nido. Subcommittees include Safety/Security, Infrastructure, Economic /Community Development, and Beautification. If you’re interested in joining, please send an email to


Tired of seeing junk all over the place? Whether it’s on the street or in your own yard, keeping our homes and neighborhoods clean and beautiful is way easier than you might think.

Report issues or send questions to 707-200-3761 or

Household Waste Northbay Corporation (707) 585-0291

Free bulky item pick-up: Households can request free removal of mattresses, appliances, furniture, electronics, and other items too large for trash and recycling containers four times per year.

  • Free 2nd green waste bins: Available on request for yard waste and compostable materials.
    Free Christmas tree removal: If you cut up your Christmas tree so it fits properly in your yard waste container, the garbage collectors will remove it free of charge. To schedule an appointment for a non-profit to pick up your tree ($5 suggested donation) call (707) 565-3333.
  • Order services: To request larger garbage and recycling bins (for an additional fee) – or to order service for residential garbage, recycling, and green waste, call (707) 586- 5547.

Toxic Waste Disposal–For toxic household chemicals, including old paint products, automotive fluids, garden chemicals, expired medications, old batteries, and spent fluorescent lights:

  • Central Disposal Site: 500 Mecham Rd., Petaluma; open Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7:30am-3:30pm; (707) 565- 3375.
  • Local Drop-Offs: Various locations throughout Sonoma County on Tuesdays from 4-8pm. For more information, please call the Eco-Desk Hotline 707-565- DESK (3375).
  • Home pick-ups: Call (877) 747-1870 to schedule an appointment to collect household toxics from your home. $50 fee per pick-up. Free pick-ups available for elderly, disabled & housebound.

Miscellaneous Items Guerneville Transfer Station 13450 Pocket Canyon Rd./Hwy. 116 For appliances, cardboard, tires, wood, treated wood, scrap metal, electronics, yard debris can be dropped off at the in Guerneville. PLEASE NOTE Fees are charged for some items.

  • Refuse Disposal: Mon-Tues & Thurs-Sat 8-4 (707) 869-3878
  • Recycling: Mon-Tues & Thurs-Sat 8-4 (707) 869-3878

Abandoned and/or Non-working Vehicles
To report abandoned vehicles, or have a non- working vehicle removed from your property free of charge, call the following numbers:

  • Junk Your Jalopy: To remove old vehicles from your property – free of charge and without the usual DMV paper work, contact Dale Hawley at (707) 565-2153.
  • Report abandoned vehicles on public property and roadways to: California Highway Patrol (CHP) at 588-1400 and the Sonoma County Sherriff at (707) 565-2511
  • Report non-working vehicles on private property to: Janet McKenna, Permit and Resource Management Department (PRMD) at (707) 565-3717

Illegal Dumping

  • If you see trash on public property, report it to (877) 565-DUMP(3867)
  • If you catch an illegal dumper in the act, contact the Sheriff’s Department at (707) 565-2650 or (707) 565-2121.

Neglected and Hazardous Properties

  • To report them, call Janet McKenna at (707) 565- 3717, or report it online.
  • Mill Street Thrift Store–14075 Mill St., Guerneville (707) 869-8393 Donate clothes, toys, books, furniture, appliances, and other household items in good condition.

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