All Town facilities are currently closed to the public to mitigate the spread of coronavirus. Public Safety services will not be impacted by these closures. 

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) updates and resources


County Adopts COVID-19 Ban on Evictions for Residents and Businesses

Posted on March 25, 2020

On March 24, 2020, the Marin County Board of Supervisors approved an emergency resolution to prevent residents and business owners from being evicted because of a sudden loss of income tied to the COVID-19 pandemic. This ban is in effect countywide in every city, town, and unincorporated area of Marin County and lasts until May...

The Fairfax Food Pantry Will Be OPEN Saturdays 8:30-10:30am

Posted on March 20, 2020

The Fairfax Food Pantry will be OPEN Saturdays 8:30-10:30am The Community Church (2398 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Fairfax). Be advised that because of the COVID 19 virus, customers will receive food in pre-bagged fashion, not "Famers" Market style. We ask that people maintain a safe 6 foot distance from others and that you pick up...

Town Launches 1 to 1 Volunteer Program to Match Local Residents in Need with Volunteers to Assist Them

Posted on March 20, 2020

The Fairfax community has organized and we are here to help!  From shopping to getting prescriptions filled to picking up your delicious take-out or dog walking. The Town has established a 1 to 1 volunteer matching service to support and protect people in need during this difficult time. Volunteers will help neighbors feel less nervous and alone...

A Message from Mayor Goddard to the Community

Posted on March 19, 2020

A Message From Our Mayor Dear Fairfax Community, On a conference call this week, I was reminded by the Chair of the Fairfax Volunteers, that caring for community members and volunteerism is an immune booster. I just scrolled through our uniquely Fairfax social media sites and feel an immediate immune system surge. There are offers...

Governor Releases New One-Stop Website for Covid-19 Resources

Posted on March 19, 2020

The State has created a new one-stop website for COVID-19 resources.  This is a substantial source of information with unemployment , small business assistance and  paid sick leave resources

Town Facilities Closed and Recreation Classes and Events Cancelled

Posted on March 18, 2020

To limit potential exposure and community spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), the Town has closed all Town facilities to the public, effective Monday, March 16. The Town is working daily to develop solutions for continuity of services, including remote access. Please check back soon for updates. Current status of services: The Police Department is open 24/7 -...

Town Council Unanimously Ratified a Proclamation of the Existence of a Local Emergency

Posted on March 18, 2020

On Tuesday, March 17, the Town Council unanimously ratified a Proclamation of the Existence of a Local Emergency in repose to the spread of the Coronavirus and the County Public Health Order to shelter in Place. The proclamation of local emergency will mobilize resources, accelerate emergency planning, streamline staffing, and allow for future reimbursement by...

Shelter in Place Order Issued

Posted on March 16, 2020

Marin County Health Officer has an issued an order directing residents to shelter in place until April 7th Read the Shelter In Place Order here to see the definitions of “essential” activities allowed under the Order.

Town Council Adopts an Ordinance Amending the Disposable Cup Charge

Posted on March 10, 2020

At the March 4th Council Meeting the Council adopted an ordinance amending the disposable cup charge. To read Ordinance 846  please visit our Recent Ordinances page.

Below Market Rate Homeownership Opportunity

Posted on March 9, 2020

The Below Market Rate Homeownership Program for first-time homebuyers will draw its first lottery of the year on March 18, 2020, for a 3 BR townhome in Mill Valley. Deadline to apply is March 18 at 10:00 a.m. For more information view the flier here.

Information and Upcoming Workshops on Objective Development and Design Standards – CANCELLED

Posted on February 26, 2020

In collaboration with ten other jurisdictions (including the County of Marin, who is coordinating the effort) the Town of Fairfax is working on Objective Development and Design Standards (ODDS) for residential development in Fairfax.  Please see the notice about upcoming public workshops.  You can also read the staff report on this topic from the February...

What do you think about regulating emergency generators in Fairfax? Please take our survey to inform decisionmakers.

Posted on February 21, 2020

We are happy to announce our most recent survey with OpenGov - Tell us what you think about regulating emergency generators in Fairfax. Take the survey here.

Opportunity to serve Fairfax: vacancies on the Planning Commission and Climate Action Committee

Posted on February 13, 2020

COMMITTEE:  Fairfax Planning Commission  TERM OF OFFICE: Full four-year term to January 31, 2024  DEADLINE TO APPLY: March 23, 2020 Interested applicants are expected to attend one meeting of the Commission and must be at least 18 years old and a resident of the Town of Fairfax. As a general rule, this group meets the 3rd Thursday of...

FIRESafe Marin Vegetation Management Work Has Begun Along Evacuation Routes

Posted on February 7, 2020

FIRESafe Marin vegetation management work has begun. The work is focused on vegetation near the ground, from 0' to 16', along fire evacuation routes. Read the plan here.

Elections Dept. Needs Poll Workers

Posted on February 7, 2020

Elections Dept. needs Poll Workers for March 3rd Primary Election. Click for Details.

Traffic Enforcement Update – Cascade Drive

Posted on February 5, 2020

Due to repeated complaints from residents of speeding cars on Cascade Drive, as well as stop sign violations at the intersection of Cascade and Laurel we have focused our attention in this area as we do throughout the entire town based on need or community concern.  While we have heard complaints that the police are...

PG&E Has Begun Tree Trimming for Fire Safety – Orange Tags Have Been Placed on Trees That Threaten High-Voltage Power Lines.

Posted on January 31, 2020

Dear Residents, You may have noticed orange ribbons/paint on trees in your neighborhood.  These tags represent the trees that a PG&E contractor will be trimming pursuant to California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) regulations.  PG&E states it has an arborist mark trees that do not meet the new standard of 12’ of clearance above, below, and...

Victory Village Will Be Opening its Waitlist on Feb. 15th

Posted on January 28, 2020

Victory Village will be opening its Waitlist on Feb. 15, 2020. View the flier with more information about the application process.

Accessory Dwelling Units and Junior Dwelling Units Ordinance Adopted

Posted on January 24, 2020

The Town Council adopted Ordinance 844 regarding Accessory Dwelling Units and Junior Dwelling Units at the January 15, 2020 Town Council Meeting. To read the Ordinance visit our Recent Ordinances page.

Cascade Striping Project

Posted on December 16, 2019

The striping work being done on Cascade is an effort to create more traffic calming and to reserve a portion of the roadway for people to walk. The striping is intended to create “Two-Way” traffic sections of the road. The purpose of the TWO-WAY TRAFFIC AHEAD sign is to warn drivers travelling they are approaching a roadway section where two-way...
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