2017 Fire Relief

To our employees and customers

Our thoughts and well-wishes are with all who have been affected by the fires. We want to assure you that while first responders are doing their best to protect our property and community, your money and accounts remain safe and insured with us through FDIC Deposit Insurance.

Our online banking services, ATMs, ezDeposit, branch locations and team are here to serve you. Our priority is to continue supporting our employees, customers and community.

For information and resources to assist you with navigating through recovery, please click on the links below.

Thank you and be safe.


The fastest way to begin putting your life back together is to contact your insurance agent. They can quickly provide you with 800 numbers and websites that can assist in expediting your claim.

California Department of Insurance »
If you need further assistance filing a claim.


Sonoma County Tax Assessor »
Property tax assessment due to misfortune or calamity is common practice. Contact the tax assessor to see if you are eligible for tax relief.


Franchise Tax Board »
Find helpful information on whether you can deduct disaster losses.

Board of Equalization »
Learn about Manufacturing and Research & Development Equipment sales and use tax exemptions for equipment.


Taking care of our employees, customers and community is of utmost importance to us. We know that the fire disaster displaced many people, some who lost their homes, businesses or both.


Existing customers who have been directly or indirectly affected by the firestorm, are likely eligible for a loan accommodation. Here are some options that are available until December 10, 2017:

  • Interest only loans from $5,000 to $25,000, with no fees.
  • Principal and interest loans are also available up to six-months, with no fees.
  • Loan holidays are also available for employees and customers who wish to defer making a payment. Payments that are deferred will be added to the total loan balance at the end-of-the term.


For more details on how to take advantage of these special accommodations, contact Brandy Seppi at 707-568-4927.


In addition to the loan accommodations referenced above, an Employee Emergency Fund has been established by contributions from vendors, employees and the Board of Directors for employees and their families who have incurred extraordinary expenses, either by being displaced themselves or by assisting others who have been displaced. These funds are not loans, but rather donations.


Community is at the center of everything we do at Summit State Bank and now is no exception. The bank will be donating $50,000 to local charities who are dispersing the money to those in need. We are carefully selecting our charity partners so that 100% of our donated dollars are allocated to those who need it most.