The Mill Valley Municipal Code provides for stringent regulation of the use and improvement of land, buildings and other structures to best protect our city's natural beauty and special character. Forms, handouts and guidelines are developed based on the City's General Plan and Municipal Code, and are outlined below.
Environmental Review Documents for Current Planning Projects
Mill Valley Lumber Yard: Draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration and the Mill Valley Lumber Yard Project Application materials
Redwood Lodge: Redwood Lodge Project (160, 144, 178 Corte Madera, 9 Eldridge Ave)
Frequently Asked Questions ; Commonly Used Terms ;
Do you live in City Limits? Some Mill Valley addresses (such as those in Strawberry, Tam Valley, Homestead, Almonte and Alto) are actually in unincorporated portions of Marin County -- out of our jurisdiction. Check your street address here to find out.
||The General Plan provides policy guidance on housing, land use, conservation, safety, natural hazards and transportation. This document helps guide the type of development that the City desires, where it should be located and how it should be regulated. Click here for the General Plan's Land Use Map and Allowable Density.|
|Municipal Code/ Zoning Code
||Link to Municipal Code - See Title 20 for Development Standards & Permitted Uses; |
Basic Zoning Information for RS (Single-Family) Zones; Parking Standards Diagram
||The Zoning Map (PDF) specifies the types of land use that are allowed and prohibited for each zone; Parcels in Historic Overlay; Parcels identified by the Historic Society with Potential Historic Resources. Once you have determined the zoning for a property, see Title 20 of the Municipal Code for development standards, uses, and other regulations for each zoning district.|
||Go to www.MarinMap.org to search a parcel. Zoning, Land Use, and Floodplain Information can be added to view in association with parcels. Click here for Parcel Maps|
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||If your are conducting work on a property within the floodplain, please click here for more information. Click here for the Substantial Improvement Worksheet. |
|Construction Management Plans
||The City of Mill Valley requires many builders and developers to prepare a Construction Management Plan (CMP) that takes into account all relevant aspects of building or demolition work. Please download the City of Mill Valley Construction Management Plan Guidelines for more information.|
Residential Design Review Handbook - Please see above link for updated Residential Design Guidelines adopted January 2014.