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

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) updates and resources


Free COVID-19 Testing for all Restaurant Workers

Posted on July 31, 2020

Wednesday August 5th at 1177 E. Francisco Blvd Marin Health and Human Services will be offering free COVID-19 testing to all restaurant workers. Click here for more information in English. Haga clic aquí para más información en español.

Presentation on Sir Francis Drake Blvd. History – August 5th 6pm

Posted on July 31, 2020

A Marin County historian, a representative from local indigenous tribes, and a history professor are lined up to be the featured guests for online learning session August 5 about Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, one of Marin’s primary thoroughfares. The session was prompted by a grassroots effort to have the road renamed because of its namesake’s...

August Events & Classes for Age Friendly Fairfax

Posted on July 30, 2020

Filled with classes and events for - read the August Age Friendly Fairfax Newsletter here.

Weekly Newsletter for Week of July 24th

Posted on July 24, 2020

Read our weekly newsletter for the week of July 24 here.

Este sitio web se puede traducir al español

Posted on July 24, 2020

Este sitio web se puede traducir al español usando el ícono del globo que se encuentra en la barra verde de cada página.  

Face Coverings In Marin Are Mandatory

Posted on July 15, 2020

On April 17, Marin Public Health issued a public health order requiring the use of face coverings when people interact with others who are not members of their household in public and private spaces. Governor Gavin Newsom issued an additional order on June 18, mandating face coverings for the entire state.  Both orders are in effect until...

Sir Francis Drake Boulevard Naming Listening Session this Friday

Posted on June 23, 2020

Supervisors Katie Rice (District 2) and Dennis Rodoni (District 4) will be convening a cross jurisdictional committee to hold a community listening session this Friday to hear from residents about the potential renaming of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. The committee will be comprised of council representatives from each of the city/towns through which Sir Francis Drake...

Objective Design and Development Standards – Public Survey Open Until June 30

Posted on June 21, 2020

The public comment period to participate in the survey being conducted as part of the Objective Design and Development Standards (ODDS) planning effort in Fairfax and other Marin communities is ending on June 30.  This will be Fairfax residents' last opportunity to take the survey, which is an important opportunity to have your views heard...

Town Hall is Open with Some Modifications

Posted on June 19, 2020

Town Hall reopened to the community on Monday, June 22, 2020. We have installed plexiglass shields on the front counter and have social distancing protocols in place. All visitors to Town Hall are required to wear face coverings and only one customer at a time is allowed at the front counter or Police Dispatch. People...

Community Message from Chief Morin, Racial Make up of Fairfax Police Department

Posted on June 16, 2020

RACIAL MAKE UP OF THE FAIRFAX POLICE DEPARTMENT PERSONNEL With the recent events across the nation and calls for policy reform amongst municipal police agencies, another topic has been calls for more racial diversity within these agencies.   It is readily apparent to those within our community that we have a very diverse police force...

Town Streamlines Temporary Outdoor Dining & Retail Permit

Posted on June 10, 2020

In an effort to facilitate business recovery, the Town has created a streamlined process to allow for the temporary use of public and private spaces for outdoor dining, retail, and other uses.  Click here for more information and the on-line application. Find out more and apply here.

Policy Reform Recommendations From Outside Organizations 

Posted on June 8, 2020

In a previous message to the community (6/5/2020), I spoke to the fact that our policies on use of force are in line with many of the policy reform recommendations from outside organizations. I pointed out that those policies have always been available on our web site. I understand that my messages cannot reach a...

Messages to the Community from Mayor Goddard and Chief Morin

Posted on June 6, 2020

Dear Fairfax Community, I’ve been sitting with my large sheet of white poster board and my paints, ruminating over what I want to paint on my sign to hold in the Parkade, and stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Movement. I’ve been holding signs made by other people, one by a white Drake...

Community Message from Chief Christopher Morin, June 5, 2020

Posted on June 5, 2020

Community Message from Chief Christopher Morin, June 5, 2020 I along with some of our community leaders have received many calls, emails and social media messages from within and outside our community in the recent days.  The questions are concerning our use of force and other policies in relation to a report card and information...

Joint Statement from the Marin County Chief’s Association

Posted on June 5, 2020

To The Fairfax Community: On June 1st, 2020 I attended a meeting of all of the Marin County Police Chiefs.  Below is a joint statement that we have agreed on disseminating to our communities as the result of the death George Floyd in Minnesota.  I endorse this statement.  The officers of your Fairfax Police Department...

FREE Compost for Fairfax Residents

Posted on June 5, 2020

The second delivery of compost is coming soon! 

A Message to the Community from Mayor Goddard

Posted on May 26, 2020

May 23, 2020  Dear Fairfax Community,  I have 3X5 index card thumb tacked to the bulletin board in my kitchen.. It reads: “Assume Benevolence”  I wrote it a long time ago, in pencil in my scribble, on a faded salmon colored card, and it catches my eye every time I walk by. I’ve grown to...

Fairfax Launches Small Business Recovery Fund

Posted on May 26, 2020

As part of its COVID-19 response, the Fairfax Small Business Storefront Recovery Fund has been created by the town of Fairfax in partnership with the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce, and the County of Marin. The goal of this fund is to offer storefront businesses with financial aid in the form of small grants during this...

Special Town Council Meeting: Presentation on the Use of Outdoor Spaces to Assist Downtown Businesses

Posted on May 22, 2020

Wednesday, May 27, 6-8pm Presentation by John Bela, Fairfax Resident and Director/Partner Gehl Studio in San Francisco, followed by public input and Q&A. As the economy reopens it will do so with social distancing requirements. It will be difficult for businesses to operate and serve anywhere close to their pre-COVID customer numbers in the existing footprint...
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