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.

What is a resale report?

A Residential Resale Report is a building permit records check and physical inspection of any residential units (SFD, Duplex, Townhouse/Condo, Apartment complexes) which are sold in San Rafael.  All building permits, planning actions, and construction-related code enforcement actions are listed on the report.  Any permits which are not complete or have expired are identified; these typically must be followed up on.  The physical inspection is done to ensure that the permit record is consistent with what is present on the property, in order to identify any illegally constructed elements which may be potentially hazardous or unsanitary.  The resale report is typically requested by the seller, and a copy of the report is required to be provided to the buyer, who signs a statement verifying receipt.

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