Click on permit application tile above to display application Print out application (encroachment permit can be submitted online) Fill in application Mail or fax to the Marin County Department of Public Works along with required plans and fees: County of Marin Department of Public Works 3501 Civic Center Drive Room #304 San Rafael, CA 94903 … Continued
FAQ Topic: Land Development FAQs
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
Pursuant to the California Street & Highways code §5610-5614, it is the property owner’s responsibility to repair sidewalks that front their property. If the street is County-maintained, you will need to procure an Encroachment Permit before commencing any work. However, all fees associated with the Permit are waived for sidewalk repair. Visit our Land use permits … Continued
The County of Marin maintains over 421 miles of roads. The roads on the moratorium list are those that are in the best condition. The list of moratorium roads is updated annually to account for recent paving projects. If you are planning work on a moratorium road, the fees may be higher than if the … Continued
The Marin County Public Works maintains 421 miles of road in unincorporated areas of Marin. To see if your road is in that jurisdiction, please see the County roads map. Additionally, you can contact the Marin County Public Works Land Development office at (415) 499-3755.
No. If you convert your garage to an accessory dwelling unit (ADU), it is not necessary to provide extra parking. Please contact the Land Development office at (415) 473-3755 to discuss other types of ADUs and parking requirements.
If you live on a County maintained road and traffic will be impacted by the tree trimming, then yes, an encroachment permit will be needed. Learn more by visiting our Land use permits page.
If the road is County maintained and the tree is in the right-of-way, we can ask our Roads Division to make arrangements to take down the tree. If the tree is on private property, however, it is the property owner’s responsibility to manage vegetation growing on their property. Residents can report a blocked roadway on … Continued