Building and Safety

Community Development Agency


Effective July 6, 2021 the CDA Permit Center and Customer Service Counter has resumed normal business hours and is open to the public Monday-Thursday 8:00 - 4:00 and Friday 8:00 - Noon.

NOTE: Building permits are not issued within 30 minutes of closing.

PLEASE EXPECT DELAYS! Delays for Permit Counter service may EXCEED 60 MINUTES! For faster service go to

Contact Building & Safety: Community Development Agency, Building and Safety Division, 3501 Civic Center Drive, Suite 308, San Rafael, CA 94903. (415) 473-6550 | EMAIL

For Inspections: Inspections may be scheduled for all instant self-serve permits issued through by logging into your online permitting account and scheduling your inspections online. Inspections for any issued building permit may also be scheduled by dialing our Interactive Voice Recording (415) 473- 6560 and following the menu of instructions.

NOTE: When required by the Marin County Public Health Officer, the following Construction Project Safety Protocols for Small Projects and Large Projects are mandatory and will be strictly enforced by Building and Safety. Priority shall be given to the safety of workers, residents, and inspectors. When required, violation of the Construction Safety Protocols that are observed by our inspectors will result in a suspension of the inspection; rescheduling of the inspection; and payment of reinspection fees –no compliance = no inspections. When required, our field inspectors will comply with appropriate social distancing requirements and utilize discretion in methods for verifying compliance with applicable codes and standards.

(Updated August 2, 20201)

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 94903