Welcome to the Town of Fairfax! Whether you are a long-time or new resident, a visitor, or doing business with our community, we welcome you and hope you will find this website a useful resource.
Four vacancies: Climate Action Committee
One vacancy: Affordable Housing Committee
Term of office: Unexpired term to 12-1-14
Vacancies are effective immediately unless otherwise noted above.
Applicants are expected to attend one committee meeting prior to applying. Applications are available at Town Hall, 142 Bolinas Road, or online.
Business License Renewal
The 2014 Business License Renewal forms are now available. The Business License Fee was due January 1 and became delinquent on February 1. If the fee is not paid within 30 days of the due date, a $10 penalty will be assessed for each month or portion of the month during which the fees remain unpaid. If you have any questions, please contact Susan Waters at 415-458-2342.
Urgency Zoning Ordinance Adopted
The Town Council voted unanimously on February 5th to adopt Ordinance No. 776, an Interim Urgency Zoning Ordinance of the Town Council of the Town of Fairfax prohibiting approvals within the Highway Commercial (CH) zoning district during the pendency of the town’s adoption of permanent zoning regulations and declaring the urgency thereof. To read the full text of the ordinance, please click the link above.
Streetlight out? Tree limb in road? Storm drain blocked?
No problem! Use our “iworks” program to report an issue directly to our Public Works Department and track your request. Send a Public Works Maintenance Request
2010-2030 General Plan
Interested in viewing the Town's General Plan? It was approved in April 2012. Click the following links to read the documents: 2010-2030 General Plan | Appendices.
Amended Housing Element (October 22, 2013)
The Housing Element in the General Plan was amended and adopted on October 22, 2013. Click the following links to read the documents: Amended Housing Element 2013 and Appendices.
Town Budget Available Online
Interested in information regarding the Town's budget for Fiscal Year 2013-2014? You can review the budget here.
Town Council Meetings and Public Hearings
The Town Council meets regularly on the first Wednesday of each month. The meeting agenda is posted the preceding Friday and a copy of staff reports and attachments is available for review on the counter of Town Hall by 5 PM. All materials are available on this website by Saturday morning prior to the Wednesday meeting, by clicking on the agenda and packet link below under the Calendar Notes heading. Notices of Public Hearings scheduled for Town Council meeting are generally posted 10 days in advance of the hearing date, and can be accessed by clicking the link directly below the Town Council Meeting . For information about recent meetings of the Town Council, you can watch videos, listen to the audio recordings, and access all the documents for agenda items on our council archive page.
Fairfax Named EPA Green Power Community
Fairfax is among nine communities across Marin County that recently qualified for the Evironmental Protection Agency's (EPA) national "Green Power Community" recognition due to the Countywide switch to MCE's 50-100% renewable electric services. Fairfax ranks 8th in the nation for green energy use. Read more...
Smart Meter Update
Interested in information on the Town's actions regarding Smart Meters? For more information click here.
West Marin Little League Opening Day Parade, 10am – 1pm
Where: Broadway BL to Contratti Field
Description: Annual Opening Day parade and games
Park & Rec Meeting (PARC), 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Where: Youth Center, 16 Park Road (map)
Friends of Peri Park Committee, 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: Youth Center, 16 Park Road (map)
General Plan Implementation Committee, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: Women's Club, 46 Park Road (map)
Agenda and Packet
Brewfest, 1pm – 5pm
Where: Pavilion, Elsie Lane near Bank Street, Fairfax
More info: poster | www.fairfaxbrewfest.com
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Saturday March 15 kicks off the 2014 beer festival season with the 19th Annual Fairfax Brewfest, presented by Iron Springs Pub and Brewery, Fairfax Chamber of Commerce and the Fairfax Parks and Recreation Commission. Since this is one of the first big beer events of the season, 22 breweries will come to Fairfax to present their most popular beers and test their newest concoctions. The brewmasters themselves pour the beer so patrons can critique, ask questions, and swap beer stories with the experts. And we’ll continue with our popular “TASTE ‘EM AND RATE ‘EM” competition where patrons taste and vote on their favorite beers in several categories.
This year’s Brewfest music will be provided by Tom Rigney & Flambeau. Be sure to wear a little green and with a little luck of the Irish we’ll have great weather so folks can enjoy the outdoor patio. Great pub food featuring corned beef sandwiches, garlic fries, and grilled sausages will be available as well. Mark your calendar and get ready for Fairfax’s “rite of spring” event.
Date and time: Saturday, March 15th from 1 to 5 PM
Location: Fairfax Pavilion in downtown Fairfax
Music: Tom Rigney & Flambeau
Cost: $30.00 advance, $40.00 at the door
Advance tickets available at Iron Springs, Moylan’s and Marin Brewing Company. More info: poster | www.fairfaxbrewfest.com
Newly-Adopted Climate Action Plan and Committee
At its February 5, 2014 meeting, the Town Council adopted a Climate Action Plan, to compile existing and potential strategies to address climate change. In order to implement the Plan, the Town Council also established a Climate Action Committee. For more information, please click here and scroll to Item 17 and 18 to see the staff reports and Climate Action Plan.
Upcoming Bridge Repair/Maintenance Projects
The Town of Fairfax is beginning a multi-year project to rehabilitate five bridges spanning the Fairfax and San Anselmo Creeks. We are committed to an open public process for this project, so we will be meeting with neighborhood groups to gather input as well as holding public workshops to share information, and hear your concerns and ideas. Please visit the project website at www.fairfaxbridges.com to get more information, find out about upcoming events, sign up for the project email list, and submit your comments.
The latest public workshop focused on the Creek Road Seismic Retrofit and the Canyon, Marin, and Spruce Road Bridges Preventive Maintenance Program (BPMP). It was held on Wednesday, January 29, 2014, at 6:30pm at the Fairfax Women’s Club on 46 Park Road.
Fairfax Awarded $20,000 Construction Grant for Peri Park
The Town of Fairfax was recently named the recipient of a $20,000 national grant from KaBOOM organization after being named a “Playful City USA Community”. The grant requires a matching $10,000 to go towards the purchase of new playground equipment in Peri Park. The funds will be used to replace an existing structure that is outdated and bring more kid friendly play equipment to the park. The Parks & Recreation Commission is forming a new “Friends of Peri Park” group to help oversee this process. If you are interested in participating, please contact a FOCAS representative at 256-9207.
Planning Commission Recordings Available
Wondering what was discussed at the latest meeting of the Planning Commission? Audio and video recordings are available on the commission's meeting archive page.
FOCAS (Fairfax Open Circle Arts and Sports) offers classes for everyone this season - moms and babies, preschoolers, afterschool kids, teens and adults. Get to know your community and have some fun. Check out the FOCAS classes and calendar.
Are you and your family ready in the event of a disaster? The Fairfax Citizens' Disaster Council wants you to be prepared! There are many resources available to assist you in preparing. Click here for more information, phone numbers and helpful web links.