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Planning and Building

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MV2040 Thumbnail The Mill Valley 2040 General Plan was adopted October 2013.  Currently, the City is in the process of implementing various programs established in the MV2040 General Plan, including those related to the 2009-2014 Housing Element.  For more information on upcoming meetings, see the General Plan project page.
Please click here if you are planning on starting a new business in Mill Valley.
Do you live within Mill Valley City limits?  Some Mill Valley addresses (such as those in Strawberry, Tam Valley, Homestead, Almonte and Alto) are in unincorporated portions of Marin County where Mill Valley's zoning ordinances don't apply. Check your street address here to find out.

Go to MarinMap to easily access and view geographic information (GIS) such as property locations; building footprints; aerial photos; FEMA flood zones, General Plan Zoning; and soil and geology

The mission of the Department of Planning and Building is to provide staff services to the City Council and Planning Commission related to the implementation of the City's General Plan. This department oversees the development and implementation of planning and land use policies and regulations in Mill Valley as well as the enforcement of City ordinances that govern the development and use of property within the community.

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Mediation thumbnailLooking for Mediation Services? The City of Mill Valley participates in the County of Marin Mediation Services Program to offer mediation services to residents of the City of Mill Valley. Click here to learn more.

Fall Leaf Clean-Up Reminders
Gas-powered leaf blowers are prohibited. Please dispose of leaves in your green bin.
Council Affirms City’s Path on Development Standards and Design Guidelines
Expanded review in response to residents concerns.
City of Mill Valley’s Tree Policy
Trees contribute greatly to the identity, character, environmental health and natural beauty of Mill Valley. The City of Mill Valley has a longstanding
Multi-Family Residential and Mixed-Use Design Guidelines and Development Standards: Community Meeting Summary and Next Steps
The City held two very successful community meetings on July 8 and 15, 2015, which were attended by over 120 community members.

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Last updated: 7/23/2015 9:07:44 AM