Green Building Program

Brian Crawford, Community Development Agency
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Green Building is a whole systems approach to construction and building operations that minimizes the large impact that our built environment has on our environment. Green building also provides many benefits to the homeowner including long term value, reduced energy and water use, reduced maintenance, and a more comfortable and healthy indoor environment.

For more information on Marin County's Green Building Program or for green building technical assistance on any building project in Marin, contact Kellen Dammann, via or email by phone to (415) 473-2698.


Residential & Commercial Green Building Requirements

Applies To

All residential and commercial projects effective June 18, 2010.



Rebates and Incentives
Required Checklists
Find a Certified Professional
More Information on Rating Systems

Additional assistance can be provided by Kellen Dammann, at 415-473-2698, or via email.

Construction & Demolition Reuse and Recycling Ordinance - C&D Ordinance

Applies To

All building and demolition permits.



Minimum of 50% construction and demolition material from project reused or recycled.


  • Submit Recycling & Reuse Plan form with permit application.
  • Pay fee on square footage of project.
  • Submit all disposal and recycling receipts at completion of project for release of Hold on Final Inspection.

Wood Stove Rebate Program


Reduce air pollution from old, non-EPA certified wood-burning stoves and inserts in Marin County.


  • Ordinance 3395: Wood Smoke Reduction Ordinance
  • Non-EPA Phase II certified wood burning heaters or wood burning fireplaces will not be allowed to be added in new construction, additions or remodels of any size. Pellet-fueled and gas appliances will be allowed.
  • Removal of non-EPA Phase II certified wood stoves and inserts for all remodels and additions over 500 square feet and all homes.


  1. Residents of unincorporated Marin County, Marin cities and towns: Marin County Wood Stove Application, Information, and Required Forms
  2. NEW! Residents of the San Geronimo Valley (Forest Knolls, Lagunitas, San Geronimo, and Woodacre): Wood Stove Rebate Information, Application, and Required Forms - San Geronimo Valley

Additional Incentives and Offers




Please visit our Incentives and Financing page for information about rebates, financing, grants and other financial incentives available to those installing solar systems.