Building and Safety

Community Development Agency


In response to the COVID-19 emergency and the Marin County Health Officer’s Shelter-In-Place Order The Development Services Center is CLOSED. Please contact us by phone or email for all inquiries.

Building & Safety: (415) 473-6550 | EMAIL

Currently, we are only accepting and issuing Building Permit applications for the following types of work: (1) new housing construction (e.g. building a new home, a new second unit, new multi-family housing, etc.); (2) necessary work to maintain essential businesses (e.g. grocery stores, restaurants, healthcare facilities, etc.); and (3) necessary work to maintain the habitability of homes. All residential construction projects that are partly completed can continue to completion in order to ensure health and safety. Field inspectors will comply with social distancing practices and utilize discretion in methods for verifying compliance with codes. We are not open for walk-in service. Please contact us by phone or email to discuss your application, to confirm eligibility for filing, and to make arrangements for permit issuance and inspections.

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For further assistance please call the Building and Safety hotline

(415) 473-6550

Fax: (415) 473-7432

3501 Civic Center Drive, Suite 308. San Rafael, California 948903