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Planning and Building Counter Hours

Planning Development Questions, Property Information, Project Submittal
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 am-12:00 pm 1:00-5:00 pm
Wednesday Closed 1:00-5:00 pm
Friday Closed Closed 
For pending projects, contact your project planner to schedule a meeting.

Building Project Intake, Issue approved Permits, Answer Questions Over the Counter Permits**
Monday      8:00-10:00 am 3:00-5:00 pm Closed
Tuesday 8:00-10:00 am 3:00-5:00 pm 10:00-11:30 am
Wednesday Closed 3:00-5:00 pm Closed
Thursday 8:00-10:00 am 3:00-5:00 pm 10:00 -11:30 am
Friday* 8:00-10:00 am 3:00-5:00 pm Closed
To Download a PDF of Building counter hours,  click here

City Hall is closed holidays and every other Friday. Click 
here for detailed dates.
**Over the Counter service is geared towards small, residential-only projects that can be plan checked in approximately 10-15 minutes, such as minor kitchen or bath renovations. The service is on a first come, first served basis. Over-the-counter sign-ups begin at 8:00 am, services begin at 10:00 am.

It is recommended that you bring your plans in during regular counter hours to discuss the scope of the project to determine if the project qualifies for the over the counter permitting services.


Planning and Building News

Planning Commission to Review Modifications to the "Accessory Dwelling Unit" Ordinance

July 2, 2018 

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) are an important and well respected piece of Mill Valley’s smaller scale, affordable housing stock. The proposed modifications to ADU regulations (contained the Mill Valley Municipal Code section 20.90) incorporate direction received from City Council and Planning Commission to establish Junior ADU regulations and create addition regulation, where possible, to ensure that ADUs are maintained as truly separate, rentable units and used for the intended purpose of a dwelling unit.

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500 Miller Avenue Update

June 21, 2018 

In January 2011, the City approved a proposed nine-unit, attached single-family residential condominium project and a separate two-story, 4,948 square foot commercial building on the site at 500 Miller Avenue.

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Inside Mill Valley: Meet City Planner Lisa Newman

June 4, 2018 

We are proud to introcude you to Lisa Newman, one of our Senior Planners. Lisa started working for the City as a consultant, and shortly after, we invited her to join our team. She has now been working for the City of Mill Valley for a little over three years.

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Contact us


Mill Valley City Hall
26 Corte Madera Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Phone: (415) 388-4033
Fax: (415) 381-1736

Counter Hours and Directory

Meetings & Events

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

7:00 PM
Special Planning Commission Meeting

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM
Zoning Administrator Meetings

7:00 PM  -  11:00 PM
Planning Commission Meeting

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM
Zoning Administrator Meetings

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

5:00 PM  -  6:30 PM
Zoning Administrator Meetings