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Planning and Building Counter Hours

Planning Development Questions, Property Information, Project Submittal
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 am - noon 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 & Minor 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 permit hours are for small, non-structural residential only projects that we estimate can be plan checked in approximately 10-15 minutes. You must have 3 sets of plans, 2 sets of documents (if needed) and a completed Building Permit Application. 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

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Update on PG&E's Tree Work and Debris Removal

December 30, 2019 

In recent months, members of the Mill Valley community have noted that PG&E has left behind debris piles from their work pruning and removing trees that are too close to their transmission and distribution lines. Learn more about PG&E's tree work and debris removal policies, how City staff have followed up with PG&E to address the issue, and what community members can do to report incidents.

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Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce Hosts Well-Attended Forum on Formula Businesses

December 9, 2019 

In a direct response to the concerns of its members about the possibility of an uptick in chain/formula businesses in downtown, the Mill Valley Chamber organized an information-laden workshop on the subject on November 5, 2019, bringing together the leadership of local officials and experienced business owners from beyond Mill Valley as panel speakers.

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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, January 28, 2020

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

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

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

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

5:00 PM
Zoning Administrator Meeting

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

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