Over the last year, the City of San Rafael has partnered with Caltrans, the County of Marin, CHP, and multiple service organizations to provide enhanced services for individuals experiencing homelessness. This innovative partnership has enabled the City to create a designated “service support area”. This designated space will provide security, restrooms, handwashing stations, garbage pick-up, … Continued
FAQ Topic: Housing
San Rafael continues to be a countywide leader in the support for development individuals experiencing homelessness. In November, the City Council allocated $1.3M in funding from the Affordable Housing Trust Fund to support the County’s purchase of 3301 Kerner Boulevard through the State’s Project Homekey initiative, which will create 44 units of permanent supportive housing. In June, … Continued
The City of San Rafael remains committed to protecting the health and safety of community members and employees, while also striving to deliver public services to the greatest extent possible. The City does not directly provide homeless services or programming, but we partner closely with the County of Marin and local service providers to ensure … Continued
You can search our permit records online to find out if your neighbor has a building permit.
If you are homeless and you need help, there are many resources available through Marin County Health & Human Services; they can help connect you to the resources that are most appropriate for your needs. Call their assistance line at 1 (415) 457-4636. If it is an emergency, please call 9-1-1.
We’ve got two online databases for these kinds of records: 2000 to present and prior to 2000. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Let us know what it is and we’ll find it. It can take 5-10 calendar days and we’ll contact you when they are ready.
Building permits are required to build, enlarge, alter, remove, demolish, or repair a structure. This includes everything from houses and garages to commercial construction, tenant improvements to signs. Some work does not require a permit, so check here first. Prior to getting a building permit, you should first check with the Planning Division to make … Continued
Marin Housing manages the affordable housing programs throughout Marin County. They have information about rental and homeownership programs, as well as Section 8.
If you would like to find out if there are delinquent property taxes associated with your property you can look up your parcel number through Marin Map and then search for your property tax bills online. If you find that your property taxes are delinquent, you can pay them online or by phone at 1-800-985-7277.
Encroachment permits are required if you plan to do any construction work in the public right-of-way. Meaning, any work in the sidewalk area, in an easement, on city owned property (median islands, parks, city facilities) or in the street. Common reasons you’ll need one: Utility saw-cuts Excavation News stands Bicycle racks Sidewalk dining Debris boxes … Continued