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


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...

Objective Design and Development Standards Update

Posted on May 21, 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 Design and Development Standards (ODDS) for residential development in Fairfax.  Due to COVID-19 community health concerns and the Shelter-in-place order, planned public workshops have been cancelled, and replaced with an online recording,...

Marin Great Plates Delivered Program

Posted on May 20, 2020

In partnership with the local community, the County of Marin is participating in the State of California’s Great Plates Delivered Program, set up to support older adults who are sheltering in place, unable to access meals, and ineligible for other nutrition programs. Marin Great Plates program is free to recipients, and is also a way to...

Town Council Passes Ordinance to Terminate Marin Telecommunications Agency

Posted on May 18, 2020

At the May 6th Town Council Meeting the Council adopted an ordinance to terminate Marin Telecommunications Agency. To read Ordinance 847  please visit our Recent Ordinances page.

Bay Area Health Officers Issue Joint Statement re Progress on COVID-19 Indicators, and Next Steps for Reopening May 18

Posted on May 18, 2020

The following is a joint statement from health officers in the counties of Marin, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, and Santa Clara, plus the City of Berkeley.  Thanks to the steadfast commitment of our residents to stay home, practice social distancing, and follow public health guidance, we have seen sustained progress on several key indicators regarding containment...

A Message from Mayor Goddard to the Community – May 3rd

Posted on May 4, 2020

Dear Fairfax Community, As many of you know by now, in line with the current State Executive Orders, our Marin County Public Health Officer has issued a new order effective May 4th, which extends the Shelter In Place until May 31st with some minor modifications for certain sectors. For some, this modification may ease the...

Chipper Days Scheduled for this Summer!

Posted on May 1, 2020

The Town will once again be offering chipper days during the summer months. The schedule is as follows: June 20 & 21  9-3 Cascade neighborhood  Doc Edgar Park June 27 & 28  9-3 Scenic/Manor Hill neighborhood  Olema & Sir Francis Drake Blvd. July 11 9-3  Downtown - Pavilion parking lot July 25 & 26 Deer...

Farmer’s Market Starts May 6th

Posted on April 22, 2020

The Fairfax Community Farmer's Market is starting May 6th! Find out more about the market and what they are doing to keep the community safe while bringing us the freshest produce possible.

 Building and Planning Services Coronavirus Health Order and Restrictions on Construction

Posted on April 7, 2020

Building and Planning Services Coronavirus Health Order and Restrictions on Construction Frequently Asked Questions April 6, 2020 On March 31, 2020, the Marin County Health Officer extended the shelter-in-place order (“Public Health Order”) through May 3, 2020. Among changes made are additional restrictions placed on construction activities. With the exception of “essential” construction, most existing...

Bay Area Health Officers Issue Updated Stay-at-Home Order; Marin Releases Updated Parks Closure Order

Posted on March 31, 2020

  Bay Area Health Officers Issue Updated Stay-at-Home Order; Marin Releases Updated Parks Closure Order More time and additional restrictions needed to slow the spread and reduce future impact on local hospitals from COVID-19 San Rafael, CA - Health officers in seven Bay Area jurisdictions – including Marin County -- are updating a previous stay-at-home...

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...
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