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The grading permit application fee is $550.00 and is non-refundable. Additional fees, including plan review, field inspection and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), will be determined after review of the proposed grading project.

A grading permit application may be submitted by the property owner or an authorized agent of the property owner and must include the following items to be deemed complete: Three sets of plans and specifications prepared by an engineer licensed in the State of California that show the following: A vicinity sketch or other data...

Code MCC 23.08.030 Grading necessary for agricultural operations do not require a grading permit unless the grading will create a cut or fill that could endanger a structure, public road or result in the obstruction of a watercourse or drainage conduit (MCC §23.08.030). Grading within a creek is subject to an approved grading plan required...

For Immediate Release - San Rafael, CA - Unincorporated Marin ordinance will adhere to California’s Senate Bill 1383   The County of Marin plans to set a target for diverting 75% of organic waste from landfills and saving 20% of edible food for human consumption by 2025, in line with a new state law. The...

View the YouTube recording of the December 15, 2021, community meeting.

Description Overview Marin County Public Works, in partnership with the City of San Rafael, will be implementing a Pilot restriping project this year on Point San Pedro Road between Loch Lomond and Peacock Gap.  The Pilot is an opportunity to evaluate an alternative layout for the roadway prior to a paving sealant project scheduled for...

Description Overview The skylights of the Marin Civic Center will be replaced to ensure that the building envelope is weather tight and as energy efficient as possible. The skylights are currently sealed with silicone tape to prevent leaks, which is neither a long-term solution nor historically accurate. Project staff will collaborate with a Taliesin trained...

Description Overview The Marin Civic Center air handling units (AHU) are reaching the end of useful life. AHU #3 will be refurbished first due to issues of efficiency. The County is seeking the most cost effective and energy efficient solution to extend the life of this unit. A Marin Civic Center heating ventilation and cooling...

Description Overview The Marin Climate Action Plan 2030 includes transportation related measures directing the County to pursue opportunities to expand the County’s Electric Vehicle (EV) charging network and increase the number of zero-emission vehicles in the County fleet. To date, the County has installed 68 publicly available charging ports and 20 fleet charging ports. Public...

Description Overview This mechanical improvement project will add forced air cooling and heating to the library.  The current heat-only system was installed in 1970 during the original construction of the facility and it is does not meet the modern cooling requirements for patrons and staff. Passive cooling has proved insufficient with the ever-warming environment.  This new cooling and heating system will allow the library...

Description Overview This safety improvement project will add fire suppression sprinklers to the facility and replace existing smoke detection system with one that meets current codes and compliance. The library was built in 1976 and is in a Wildland Urban Interface Area. These improvements are part of a long term plan to protect that facility...

Description Overview This Garden and Landscape Improvement Project will connect recently improved lower parking lot with ADA van accessible and general parking through an accessible path of travel to a new contemplation garden, trellis, park benches, and to the library entrance.  New plantings, lighting, irrigation are part of the project.  This more formal garden will...

Description Overview The Point Reyes Station Firehouse, built in 1982, will be renovated to improve functionality for occupants and to address current fire safety regulations.  The exterior of the building will be clad in fire resistant cement board siding, lighting updates will address occupant and visitor safety as well as night sky considerations. The interior...

For Immediate Release - San Rafael, CA - Enhancements planned for the pedestrian crossing at Washington Avenue   Improving public safety is the cornerstone of every project that the Marin County Department of Public Works (DPW) undertakes. To improve pedestrian safety, DPW has been installing enhanced crosswalk treatments throughout unincorporated Marin County. One such upgrade will be...

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