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Planning Division

Planning Division

The Planning Division provides information on land use, zoning,  site development standards and processes applications for land use permits and land divisions.  Most projects submitted fall into two categories, Design Review or Use Permit. If you are constructing a structure of any kind, you may need design review. If you are modifying a land use, you may need a use permit. The information below is taken from the San Rafael Zoning Ordinance.

Planning Projects

The planning division regularly prepares a list of all Planning application under review. Information can also be found by searching under projects on our ePermits site. The link below will take you to information on some of the major projects/zoning issues that are either under review or recently approved.

Planning Contacts

Please note: Email contact is preferred during the City Hall Closure and can be returned faster than voicemails

Planning Staff MembersPhoneEmail
Raffi Boloyan, Planning Manager(415) 485- 3095Raffi.Boloyan@cityofsanrafael.org
Anne Derrick, Administrative Assistant III(415) 485- 3068Anne.Derrick@cityofsanrafael.org
Alicia Giudice, Principal Planner(415) 485-3092Alicia.Giudice@cityofsanrafael.org
Steve Stafford, Senior Planner(415) 458- 5048Steve.Stafford@cityofsanrafael.org
Renee Nickenig(415) 485-3397Renee.Nickenig@cityofsanrafael.org
Michele Ginn, Permit Services Coordinator(415) 485- 3116Michele.Ginn@cityofsanrafael.org
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