Contact Us

Planning & Building Department

Mill Valley City Hall (Downstairs)
26 Corte Madera Avenue Mill Valley, CA 94941

Phone: (415) 388-4033
Fax: (415) 381-1736

Counter Hours

To download a PDF of the Planning & Building Counter Hours, click here.

BUILDING Project Intake, Issue Approved Permits, 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 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

*City Hall is closed holidays and every other Friday. Click here for details.

** 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 with a sign-up sheet available when the department opens at 8:00 am. It is recommended that you bring the plans in during regular counter hours to discuss the scope of the project to determine if the project can be processed through over the counter permitting services.


PLANNING Zoning and Property Development Questions, Application Materials, Project Intake
Monday & Wednesday 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Tuesday & Thursday 8:00am - noon
1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Friday Closed


Contact Information


Patrick Kelly
Director of Building & Planning
(415)388-4033 x4039

Building Division

Kathy Toohey            
Building Official
(415) 388-4033 x4814 
Bejhan Razi
Senior Building Inspector
(415) 388-4033 x4816

Building Inspector
(415) 388-4033
Richard Hynes
Building Inspector
(415) 388-4033 x 4822
Athena Langdon
Permit Service Coordinator
(415) 388-4033 x4815
Becky Murray
Building Administrative Aide
(415) 388-4033 x4034

Planning Division

Danielle Staude
Senior Planner, Advanced Planning
415-388-4033 x 4812
Lisa Newman
Senior Planner
415-388-4033 x 4811
Steven Ross
Senior Planner
415-388-4033 x 4805 

Tyler Smith
Assistant Planner
(415) 388-4033 x 4810
Tauny Kasuya
Planning Administrative Aide
415-388-4033 x4809