City Administrative Offices Holiday Closure 12/24 – 1/1/18

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The 2020 Marin Sanitary Service Rate Review is available for review. You may download the draft staff report and attachments below. The 2020 rate setting will take place at the December 16 City Council meeting, beginning at 7pm. The agenda has not been released yet, so we do not know when it will come up...

The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) has announced commercial service on the Larkspur Extension from Downtown San Rafael to the Larkspur Station will start on December 14th.  A ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled at 1:00 PM on December 13th at the Larkspur Station to celebrate the completion of this second segment of SMART’s rail service.  The new service...

City administrative offices and facilities will be closed from Tuesday, December 24, 2019 through Wednesday, January 1, 2020. Offices will reopen on Thursday, January 2, 2020. Public Safety and Emergency Services Police, fire and paramedic services will be fully staffed with 9-1-1 emergency service continuing to dispatch calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a...

January 8, 2020

The ADA Access Advisory Committee provides valuable input in determining disability policy for the City of San Rafael.  The ADA Access Advisory Committee provides input, advises the City on matters relating to people with disabilities, and is a primary public networking resource between persons with disabilities, disability service agencies, representatives from government agencies, and others. ...

HOMEWARD BOUND Emergency Shelter & Supportive Housing 190 MILL STREET Address: 190 Mill Street Project No: GPA19-001/ZC19-001/UP19-014 Applicant: Homeward Bound https://hbofm.org/homeward-bound-proposes-housing-and-shelter-complex/  Contact: Pat Cousens Project Planner: Ali Giudice, Senior Planner (415) 485-3092 Alicia.giudice@cityofsanrafael.org Proposed Project (haz clic aqui para información en Español) This project is a combined project that includes a request by Homeward Bound...

Proyecto Propuesto Este proyecto incluye una solicitud de Homeward Bound para una Enmienda del Plan General, Enmienda de Zonificación y Permiso de Uso. El proyecto tambien incluye un propuesto por la Ciudad para instituir un proceso por derecho para proyectos de vivienda que seran 100% asequibles. Proyecto solicitado por Homeward Bound Enmienda del Plan General...

We'll be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 for Thanksgiving. We're thankful for the chance to serve you and hope you enjoy the holiday!

Short-term Rentals on properties in a Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) must show proof of a vegetation inspection as part of their registration. For 2020, property owners will be able to conduct a self-certified vegetation inspection, by completed a Vegetation Inspection Checklist and submitting photos of the front, back, and sides of the property. It is important...

If you love dogs, you’re in for a treat: San Rafael Police Department canine Jesko will be sworn in at the Monday, December 2nd City Council meeting, but the excitement doesn’t stop there; we will also be welcoming Blue, a retired Guide Dogs for the Blind golden retriever/labrador mix who will be providing therapeutic benefits...

On Monday December 2, 2019 at 7 p.m., the City Council will hear a progress report on the General Plan 2040 update.  Staff will brief the City Council on the status of the project and get input on key policy issues. Topics include transportation policy, including a proposed addition of a “vehicle miles traveled” methodology...

On Monday December 2, 2019 at 7 p.m., the City Council will hold a public hearing regarding the annual assessment of the Downtown Business Improvement District (BID). The BID works with merchants to promote Downtown as well as advocacy around issues such as beautification, events, parking, safety, and cleanliness. Assessments range from $25 to $425...

December 7, 2019

Join the City of San Rafael at Whole Foods Market San Rafael in celebrating the launch of a new reusable takeout container program called GO BOX. From noon to 6 p.m. on December 7, we will have a booth where you can sign up for the program and try the containers on site! There will...

Join us for our launch of the GO BOX reusable takeout container program at Whole Foods Market in San Rafael on December 7th Our community is launching an exciting sustainable initiative! The City of San Rafael has partnered with GO Box to offer a reusable container program at the local Whole Foods Market, and it...

The City’s administrative offices in City Hall, the San Rafael Public Library, and the City’s community centers will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 28-29, for the Thanksgiving holiday.  24-hour operations will remain in effect for the Police and Fire Departments.

The City is currently setting up a 24/7 Complaint Hotline. We will update this page once this Hotline is available. In the meantime, please contact Eric Cogbill with any complaints at ericc@cityofsanrafael.org or at 415.485.3487.

Any hosts who have received three or more upheld citation violations of the program rules in a two year period, they will immediately lose the short-term rental registration.

Yes, the City requires hosts collect and remit Transient Occupancy Taxes (TOT) for all short-term rentals. TOT is 12% (10% City, 2% for MCBIDTA). The City is currently working with AirBnB for automatic TOT collection through the AirBnB Platform. We will update this webpage once this functionality is completed.

Yes, there is a $170 registration fee the first time you register your short-term rental. If you are renewing your registration the fee is $135.

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