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

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) updates and resources


FireSafe Marin Offers Additional Chipper Days – week of July 13th

Posted on June 29, 2020

In case you missed the chipper days these past two weekends, Fire Safe Marin is offering curbside pick up services funded through the Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority (MWPA).  To use this service, you must live in a Firewise community, which includes Cascade, Forrest, Deer Park, Canon Village, Manor Hill, Meadowlands, Oak Manor and Marinda Oaks....

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...

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...
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