Fairfax-Bolinas Road in West Marin at milepost 5.73 (approximately 2 miles west of Azalea Hill) is single-lane access with two-way traffic controlled through one lane. This condition is at the construction zone only and will remain in place until project is completed. See project webpage for more details. Thank you for your patience while this project progresses.

FAQ Topic: Permanent Roads Division Program FAQs

How do I set up a PRD for my neighborhood?

There are several steps to forming a PRD. It involves gathering community support, preparation of a formal boundary map, a petition, and Board of Supervisors approval. If the PRD intends to also request a ballot measure for a special tax for immediate improvements, an engineer’s report detailing scope and cost for the improvements is required. … Continued

How long does this process take?

Typically, a PRD can be formed, and a special tax placed on the ballot within 12 to 18 months. Initial road work can usually occur 6 to 12 months after the special tax passes and a loan taken out. 

What are the disadvantages of a PRD?

The main disadvantage of utilizing a PRD is increased cost. A portion of any assessment or special tax must be used to pay County staff for administrative time related to the PRD. In addition, because the funds raised by a PRD are public monies, the PRD is required to pay prevailing wage and follow bid … Continued

Can a PRD receive a loan to cover the improvement cost?

An interest-bearing loan may be available to finance a portion of road work rather than waiting until the PRD has accumulated sufficient funds through the tax measure. The PRD may contact the Department of Finance at treasurersoffice@marincounty.org or (415) 473-6143 for more information, including interest rate requirements associated with loan repayment

Do we need a PRD to maintain our private roads?

No.  A PRD is just one option available. Property owners could choose to form other types of organizations or funding mechanisms, including a homeowners’ association, a community facilities district, or choose to fund the repairs without a formal organization. If unsure, the property owners should consult an attorney to determine the best mechanism for their … Continued

What is a Permanent Road Division?

A Permanent Road Division (PRD) is a division formed in accordance with the California Streets and Highway Code sections 1160-1197. The PRD is usually created at the request of property owners in unincorporated areas to help finance road improvements and/or maintenance where the roads are privately maintained. 

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