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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.


Town Hall Winter Furlough

Town Hall will be closed for ten days, beginning Wednesday, December 24th. It will reopen on Monday, January 5, 2015. Happy holidays!

Town Council Reorganizes: Congratulations
Mayor Coler and Vice Mayor Goddard

At its December 3rd meeting, the Town Council selected Barbara Coler as Mayor, and Renee Goddard as Vice Mayor, each for a one-year term. The Town extended its gratitude to outgoing Mayor Weinsoff and Vice Mayor Bragman for their leadership over the past year. Notice of Reorganization

Council Vacancy – Applications Accepted until
Monday, 5 PM, January 5, 2015

The Town is accepting applications for the vacancy caused by Councilmember Larry Bragman’s resignation, to complete the remainder of his term through November 2015. If you are a Fairfax registered voter and interested in applying, please complete an application, and return it to the Town Clerk by January 5, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. Applications are available online and at the front counter of Town Hall, 142 Bolinas Road, Fairfax. For more information, please click here. Should you have any questions, please contact Town Clerk Michele Gardner: mgardner@townoffairfax.org  or 458-2343. 

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 | Revised Appendix: Matrix

Check back soon for the General Plan Amendment adopted by Resolution 14-40 on September 17, 2014.

Certified Housing Element

The Housing Element in the General Plan was amended and adopted on October 22, 2013, and subsequently certified by the State of California. On September 17, 2014, it was amended again. Click the following links to read the documents:

Commission/Committee Vacancies

Parks and Recreation Commission
Term of office: Unexpired term to 5-31-15

Fairfax Open Space Committee
Term of Office: 4 years

Vacancies are effective immediately unless otherwise noted above. Applicants are expected to attend one committee meeting prior to applying. Please click here for information.

Applications are available at Town Hall, 142 Bolinas Road, or online.

New Ordinance

Ordinance No. 786 was passed, approved, and adopted by the People of the Town of Fairfax voting on the fourth day of November 2014. For the full text of the ordinance, please click here.

Welcome Fairfax Artist in Residence Sawyer Rose

Sawyer started her one-year term as our town’s artist in residence in August. She has moved her studio in to the Pavilion loft, where you can see her at work her during open studio hours on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, from 10 to 11. She has just launched a website and Facebook page, where you can find more information about Sawyer and her art, as well as local art listings.

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December 18:
Zero Waste Committee Meeting, 9am – 10am
Where: Town Hall Conference Area, 142 Bolinas Rd.

December 18:
Planning Commission Meeting, 7pm – 9pm
Where: Women's Club, 46 Park Road (map
Description: Regular Planning Commission meeting. Open to the public.
Watch it live! On Comcast Channel 27 or AT&T Channel 99
Or on your computer (click here)
Agenda and Packet

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in case of disaster

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. Please click here for the flood siren FAQs.

To see live footage of the creek under Town Hall, click here.

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Storm drain blocked? Streetlight out?  Tree limb in road?  

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

Town Budget Available Online

Interested in the Town's budget? Click here for Fiscal Year 2013-2014, and here for the adopted 2014-15 budget. The Town’s fiscal year runs from July 1 through June 30.

PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) Financing Program

The Town of Fairfax is pleased to announce an exciting financing option for homeowners and commercial property owners throughout the Town to make building improvements that save energy or water, such as new windows, insulation, solar panels, energy-efficient HVAC equipment, drip irrigation systems, and more. PACE is an affordable, long-term financing option for energy, water, and renewable energy upgrades to buildings and homes that you can repay on your property taxes over a time period up to 20 years. This special assessment on your property tax bill remains with the property in the event of sale. Property owners receive 100% financing of improvement costs and projects can be cash-flow positive from day one. No up-front cash investment is required.

CaliforniaFIRST is authorized to provide PACE in the Town. To learn more, visit their website at https://californiafirst.org or call (844) 589-7953. Beckie Menten of Marin Clean Energy is also available to answer questions about the program: bmenten@mcecleanenergy.org or 415.464.6034.

Smart Meter Update

Interested in information on the Town's actions regarding Smart Meters? For more information click here.

Join us in reducing greenhouse gas emissions! 

MCEP LogoThe Town of Fairfax is a proud participant in the Marin Climate and Energy Partnership (MCEP), working together with other communities in Marin County to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  Wondering how you can help?  The MCEP website has information, tips and status of each community’s efforts.  See how you can help make a difference.

Upcoming Bridge Repair/Maintenance Projects

The Town of Fairfax has begun 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 have met with neighborhood groups to gather input and held 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.


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.

Contact usTown of Fairfax: 142 Bolinas Rd. | Fairfax, California 94930 | Phone: 415-453-1584 | Fax: 415-453-1618
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon; 1:00 - 5:00 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays.
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