County of Marin - News Releases - Holiday Hours

For Immediate Release
December 17, 2019

County Offices to Observe the Holidays

Departments to be open mornings of Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve

San Rafael, CA – Most County of Marin government offices will be closed from the lunch hour Christmas Eve through Christmas Day and resume regular office hours on Thursday, December 26. It’ll be similar hours a week later – a half day on New Year’s Eve and full observance of the New Year’s Day holiday, then back into a regular routine on Thursday, January 2.

All 10 Marin County Free Library branches will be closed from 1 p.m. Christmas Eve through Christmas day. The South Novato branch in the Hamilton neighborhood will be slightly longer because of the early closure, opening at 10 a.m. instead of noon.

If you need to process timely documents related to the ownership of real estate for a year-end 2019 recording date, same-day recordings need to be presented at the Recorder’s Office no later than 11:30 a.m. on December 31 without exceptions. The office is in Suite 232 at the Marin County Civic Center, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael. Documents that cannot be examined and approved for recording prior to the 11:30 a.m. deadline will be accepted for recording on January 2, 2020, or returned to the submitter.

Transactions at the County Clerk’s office in Suite 234 will be accepted for processing until 11 a.m. December 24 and December 31. The Assessor, Recorder and County Clerk offices will close at noon on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

Although their administration offices will be closed, the Sheriff’s Office and Fire Department will be staffed throughout the holidays to ensure public safety and emergency services throughout Marin. Road crews and flood control crews from the Department of Public Works also will be ready to respond to infrastructure and emergency needs. In addition, the Department of Health and Human Services will continue to have 24/7 on-call staff though the holidays for crisis and emergency response.

The County of Marin wishes you and your family a happy and safe holiday season!


Laine Hendricks
Public Information Officer
County Administrator's Office

3501 Civic Center Drive
Suite #325
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 473-7496
Email: Laine Hendricks
County Administrator website