Town Hall offices will be closed Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.



2024 Annual General Adjustment Announcement

Posted on May 20, 2024

Annually, the Town of Fairfax adjusts the maximum rent increase percentage. Starting September 1, the maximum percentage for increasing rent to applicable residences (see this applicability chart) will change to 2.85% from 2.52%. The maximum annual rent increase is called the Annual General Adjustment (AGA). Under the Town's Rent Stabilization ordinance, the AGA is set at...

Get Ready for the 45th Annual Fairfax Festival and Ecofest!

Posted on May 17, 2024

The Fairfax Festival and Ecofest is back for its 45th year, bringing the community together to celebrate music, art, and eco-friendly living. Known as one of the top music festivals in the region, this event attracts thousands to downtown Fairfax each year. What makes the Fairfax Festival special? It's more than just a party –...
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Town Newsletter | May 14, 2024

Posted on May 14, 2024

Read our latest newsletter to learn about: Scenic Road Updates Housing Warm Line Bike to School Day Summer Camps Defensible Space Inspections EV and Ebike Show event And more! Subscribe to the newsletter Subscribe to get this newsletter sent directly to you!

Home Match Program, helping age friendly people screen for roommates

Posted on May 13, 2024

Available in Fairfax, Marin County has partnered with nonprofit Front Porch to offer a program called Home Match that specifically helps seniors screen for roommates. Homeowners or master tenants that are financially vulnerable and have available rooms in their homes (called “home providers”) are matched with low- to moderate-income people seeking affordable housing local to...

Register your short term rental online

Posted on May 13, 2024

Starting April 15, 2024, all short-term rentals (STRs) in the Town of Fairfax are required to be registered with the Town. This requires an annual registration fee, and the collection and remittance of Hotel User's Tax (HUT). Operating a STR without registering the unit with the Town violates Town Code and is subject to citations,...

Defensible Space Evaluations are coming to your neighborhood!

Posted on May 13, 2024

In a collaborative and ongoing effort to enhance wildfire safety, the local fire departments are working closely with the community on effective vegetation management around your homes. This initiative not only facilitates safer evacuations but also plays a crucial role in slowing the spread of wildfires. From now until the end of June, as weather...

Town Council meeting recap | May 1, 2024

Posted on May 9, 2024

Photo credit: Martha E. Ture, Mt. Tamalpais Photography May 1, 2024 Highlights Police Department Presentations Members of the Police Department received recognition at the May 1 meeting. Four members, including Police Services Technician Maya Patterson-Burch, Officer Mailk Carter, Detective Shelby Jones, and Lieutenant William Cade took their Oaths of Office together.  Watch this portion of...

TAM seeks input from the community on future of transportation

Posted on May 9, 2024

The Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM) is actively developing a Countywide Transportation Plan (CTP) outlining strategies for advancing safe, equitable, and sustainable transportation improvements. As part of this effort, understanding community challenges and priorities will be vital to creating a Plan that truly reflects our community’s needs. TAM invites you to share your perspective by...

PG&E contractor completes gas line infrastructure work along Scenic and Tamalpais Road

Posted on May 9, 2024

PG&E’s pipeline contractor has successfully completed the replacement of aging gas line infrastructure along sections of Scenic and Tamalpais Road. The next phase of the project, which involves repaving these roads, is set to begin the week of May 13th. A specialized "T-cut Patch" technique will be used for the re-pavement, which will vary in...

Restrictive covenants and what you need to know about them

Posted on May 6, 2024

Did you know your home’s deed could contain a racially restrictive covenant? A covenant is a legally enforceable “contract” imposed in a deed upon the buyer of property. Racially restrictive covenants were used nationwide starting in the 1920s to prevent people of color from purchasing homes in white communities. As of 2021, the Marin County...

Understanding the difference between electric motorcycles and electric bicycles

Posted on May 2, 2024

Updated May 2024 This article was originally published on Mar 19, 2024, and displayed an image of two different bicycles, which included a Super73. Super 73s and similar throttle devices are not e-bikes; they are motorcycles. We apologize for any confusion following the use of a misleading photo. Original Recently, there have been instances of...
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Town Newsletter | April 30, 2024

Posted on April 30, 2024

Read our latest newsletter to learn about: Upcoming Town Council meeting Fairfax is hiring! Fire Safety tips Planning Commission is accepting applications Last day for Summer Camp early bird privcing And more! Subscribe to the newsletter Subscribe to get this newsletter sent directly to you!

Age Friendly Newsletter | May 2024

Posted on April 30, 2024

Click here for the latest Age Friendly Newsletter.  Sign up for the Age Friendly Newsletter We publicize the Age Friendly Newsletter monthly in the Town Newsletter and online. Subscribe to the Town Newsletter to receive Age friendly updates right into your inbox!

The Fairfax Planning Commission is looking for new members – apply today!

Posted on April 29, 2024

The Town of Fairfax is looking for volunteers to fill vacancies on the Planning Commission and other boards and commissions. Volunteering on a board or commission is a great way to get involved in your community. Volunteers bring a diverse voice and perspective to inform a variety of decisions and projects in our town –...

Early Bird pricing ends May 1!

Posted on April 22, 2024

🌟 Grab a friend and join a camp 🌞 Get ready for an unforgettable summer adventure at our 2024 Summer Camps – registration is open! Spaces are limited and tend to disappear faster than a popsicle on a hot day, so don't delay – secure your spot today! 🏕️ Scholarships We believe that everyone should...
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Town Newsletter | April 16, 2024

Posted on April 16, 2024

Read our latest newsletter to learn about: PG&E work on Bolinas Road Housing Element Rent Stabilization program initiatives New Housing Specialist, Bryn McKillop Events, including, ADU Marin webinar, Earth Day, And more! Subscribe to the newsletter Subscribe to get this newsletter sent directly to you!

Fairfax launches Rent Stabilization Initiatives: Here’s what you need to know

Posted on April 15, 2024

The Town has initiated partial implementation of the Rent Stabilization program with two initiatives. Keep in mind, rent increases are not permitted unless authorized by the Annual General Adjustment (AGA) or through a hearing process. Hearing Process Chapter 5.55 (Rent Stabilization Program) of the Town Code now provides for a hearing process for the consideration...

HCD certifies Fairfax’s Housing Element

Posted on April 9, 2024

The Town received a letter from the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) on April 8, 2024 that certifies the Town of Fairfax, Housing Element 2023-31 has been certified by the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). The culminates years of community workshops, public meetings, work by Town staff, the Planning...

Town Council meeting recap | April 3, 2024

Posted on April 9, 2024

Photo credit: Martha E. Ture, Mt. Tamalpais Photography April 3, 2024 Highlights Proclamation Honoring and Thanking Dirk Ooijkaas for His Contributions to the Fairfax Community At the April 3 Town Council meeting, the Town Council presented a proclamation and a plaque to members of Dirk Ooijkaas’ community. The plaque will be hung in the Women’s...

Town Council approves letter to Coastal Conservancy for Wall Property Acquisition

Posted on April 4, 2024

On Wedesday, April 3, 2024, the Fairfax Town Council authorized the Mayor to send a letter to the Coastal Conservancy requesting grant support for the acquisition of the Wall Property. Read the letter. Learn more about the Wall Property Information, resources and donation information can be found on Marin Open Space Trust's (MOST) website.
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