All residents are invited to participate in the Restrictive Covenant Project. See below for three ways that you can get involved!
Illegal and unlawful language may be submitted to the County’s Community Development Agency for review to certify such covenants cannot be enforced, are illegal, and are inconsistent with Marin County laws and values. This certified document can be included with the homeowner’s title report for future and potential buyers.
To submit your property deed for review by the Community Development Agency:
Upon review and certification, your copy will be returned to you within 30 days.
State law authorizes a person who holds an ownership interest of record in property that is the subject of a racially or otherwise unlawfully restrictive covenant to record a Restrictive Covenant Modification document to have the illegal language stricken.
Homeowners who are interested in recording a Restrictive Covenant Modification document should visit the Marin County Assessor-Recorder’s website to learn more.
You are invited to share stories, photos, or experiences about the impact of racial covenants in Marin and how it has affected your life and the lives of those you know and love.
Submit your “story” using this form and you will be helping us learn collectively as a County.
For any questions about the project, please reach out to Liz Darby.