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.

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 map below shows some of the major projects/planning issues that are either currently under review or have been recently approved. The map provide the current status, links for key documents and contact information. Contact Planning with any questions.

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