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Planning and Building Counter Hours

Planning Development Questions, Property Information, Project Submittal
Monday & Wednesday Closed 1:00-5:00 pm
Tuesday & Thursday 8:00 am-1:00 pm 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

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Housing Advisory Committee Update for July 2019

July 10, 2019 

The Mill Valley City Council has assembled a Housing Advisory Committee (HAC) to address on-going concerns about affordable housing in Mill Valley, and as a means of advancing various General Plan programs aimed at encouraging the continued diversity of housing and income levels in the City.

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City Council to Review Modifications to The "Accessory Dwelling Unit" (ADU) Ordinance on July 1, 2019

June 19, 2019 

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 additional regulations, 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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Housing Committee

May 6, 2019 

Applications are now open to serve on the City of Mill Valley's Housing Advisory Committee as the community's member-at large position. Community members working or residing in Marin County with demonstrated experience and practice in urban planning, housing development, affordable housing policy development and/or implementation of related areas of professional work are encouraged to apply.

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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

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 (Today)

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

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

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

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM
Housing Advisory Committee Meeting #3

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

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