FAQ Topic: Land development
The County website outlines steps to follow and provides links to helpful resources. Applicants should submit an Unified Application for Encroachment Permit following these steps: Confirm that the planned work or event is in an area of unincorporated Marin and involves a County-maintained road and right-of-way by querying Marin Maps at marinmap.org. Prepare a site … Continued
An Encroachment Permit is required for any work conducted within a County-maintained public right-of-way. Often, the County-maintained public right-of-way extends beyond the paved street and may extend beyond the sidewalk. An Encroachment Permit allows you to make certain uses and construct certain improvements within a County-maintained public right-of-way, both above and underground. Examples include, but … Continued
Drainage issues between private property owners are a civil matter; the County does not get involved with drainage disputes.