Town services have reopened to the public with some modifications. Public Safety services are fully operational.

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Planning & Building

Ben Berto
Director of Planning and Building Services

142 Bolinas Road, Fairfax, CA 94930
Planning and building staff are available at the public counter at Town Hall. Town Hall is open Monday through Thursday, 8:30 am – 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm and is closed to the public on Fridays.

If you are submitting a planning application, you are encouraged to do so during the hours of 8:30 am to 11:30 am and 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm Monday through Thursday. Scheduling an appointment is also recommended for applicants to ensure that a planner is available to assist you.

Limited Emergency/Essential Building inspections and Planning services are available at this time.  For Building services, contact or call the building inspection phone line 415-453-2263 and leaving a message. Please click on the links below for more information on interim Planning and Building services and FAQ’s.

The Department of Planning and Building Services protects and enhances Fairfax’s unique and diverse small-town character, public health and safety, social and physical environment, and sustainability.  Planning and Building services include:

  • Reviewing development applications for consistency with Town regulations, policies and goals
  • Implementing Regional, State, and Federal laws governing local jurisdictions
  • Assisting with local review of FEMA flood regulations.
  • Responding to the ever-changing development-related challenges confronting the Town.
  • Serving as the staff liaison to the Planning Commission. Also serves the Town Council and assists other local committees including Open Space Committee, Affordable Housing Committee, Tree Committee, and Climate Action Committee.
  • Developing for review and adoption and implements, the Town’s General Plan, Housing Element, Zoning Ordinance, and Subdivision Ordinance.
  • Implementing the California Building, Electrical, Plumbing, and Mechanical Codes.
  • Investigating and enforcing violations of planning and building regulations.
  • Providing information to the public on a wide range of planning- and building-related topics


Mark Lockaby Building Official (415) 458-2370 / (415) 453-2263 (Inspection Line) Email
Linda Neal Principal Planner (415) 453-1584 Email
Ben Berto Director of Planning and Building Services (415) 453-1584 Email
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