In response to community concerns about noise the San Rafael and Novato City Councils have established a Quiet Zone effective immediately. The train horn will not blow at railroad crossings.

Essential Facilities

A Safer San Rafael

Improving our essential facilities will make San Rafael a safer place for our safety personnel and for the community overall. Building from over a decade of community efforts to address San Rafael's aging essential public safety facilities, the Essential Facilities project includes a total of seven projects recommended for either replacement or renovation, including a new public safety center across the street from City Hall.

These new buildings will be seismically-safe and modern facilities for our firefighters, police officers, paramedics and dispatchers. They will include an upgraded dispatch and communications center, and a new classroom and training tower for emergency preparedness.

Designs for the new Public Safety Center as well as Fire Stations 52 & 57 have been approved by the Design Review Board and Planning Commission. All three projects are now moving into the construction phase.

Groundbreaking Celebrations

Please join us as we break ground on Fire Stations 52 and 57.

  • Fire Station 52, 210 3rd Street (June 6, 10 am): Parking at Fire Station 52 is limited; please use the overflow parking east of the Montecito Shopping Center. DO NOT PARK in the shopping center.
  • Fire Station 57, 3530 Civic Center Drive (June 7, 10 am)

Groundbreaking Invite - 52 + 57

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