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cdd group

Community Development


1400 Fifth Avenue, Top Floor
San Rafael, CA 94901
Public Counters are currently closed
Staff is working remotely and are available to answer questions via email:

Our mission is to make San Rafael a great place to live and do business. We are committed to improving the quality of life in the community.

What we do

  • Foster public involvement and creativity by establishing enthusiastic partnerships with all segments of the community;
  • Assist decision makers and the public in formulating and implementing policies which balance environmental, economic and social needs for the present and future;
  • Process development permits in a timely and solution-oriented manner, and ensure that new construction is an asset to its surroundings; and
  • Ensure the safety and maintenance of buildings, property and neighborhoods through enforcement of codes, public education with cooperation with other City Departments and public agencies.
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