Development Code Amendments 2020

Community Development Agency

The Marin County Planning Division is proposing a set of amendments to the Marin County Development Code, which establishes zoning and subdivision regulations in the unincorporated areas of Marin County. The topics addressed in the proposed Development Code amendments will include the following: (1) internal consistency, clarifications, and standards; (2) Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs); (3) affordable housing regulations and incentives; (4) Master Plan Amendment and Precise Development Plan Amendment waivers and findings; (5) streamlining building permit review; (6) mergers; (7) small animals including miniature goats and potbellied pigs; (8) solar energy systems; (9) electric vehicle charging stations; and (10) helping seniors and the disabled. No amendments are proposed to the Interim Zoning Ordinance applicable in the Coastal Zone.

The current version of the Marin County Development Code is available for review online at:

The initial Planning Commission draft of the amendments is available below:

Development Code Amendments 2020

Public Hearings

Planning Commission Public Hearing 11/16/20
1:00 PM
3501 Civic Center Drive #328
San Rafael, CA 94903


For more information, please call Jeremy Tejirian, Planning Manager, at (415) 473-3798 or send written comments on the Development Code amendments to:

Jeremy Tejirian
County of Marin
Community Development Agency
3501 Civic Center Drive, Suite #308
San Rafael, CA 94903