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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.


Measure I Tax Renewal

On Saturday, May 3rd, from 10:00am to noon in the Women’s Club, the Fairfax Town Council will be holding a community workshop to discuss the renewal of Measure I.  As background, in November 2009, the voters approved Measure I, which was a five-year extension of Measure F. Measure I is a five-year special municipal services tax of $125 per dwelling unit and business occupancy. The Town receives approximately $460,000 per year from Measure I.

While the Town’s financial position has improved since 2009, the special municipal services tax (Measure I) remains a key financial component of the Town’s revenue sources.  It enables the Town to:

  • Fund fire and police services at current levels
  • Supplement its youth programs
  • Provide matching funds for grants
  • Fund Public Work improvements such as street repaving

The current five-year extension will expire in 2014.  Without an extension, the Town would face major impacts to service levels. 

All interested residents and businesses are encouraged to attend this workshop to engage in an interactive dialogue regarding the placement of an extension of Measure I on the November ballot.

Recent Changes to the Zoning Ordinance

Are you interested in understanding what the recently adopted zoning ordinance does (and doesn’t) do? The Town has prepared an informational document to address questions arising from the ordinance. Please click here to read it. If you have questions, or would like more information, you can contact Town Manager Garrett Toy at 458-2345.

Two New Ordinances Adopted

On March 5th the Town Council adopted Ordinance No.777 to include a prima facie complaint process and enforcement responsibilities regarding the noise caused by the keeping of fowl. The Town Council also adopted Ordinance No. 778 to rezone all parcels currently zoned highway commercial to central commercial; rezone two parcels from limited commercial to planned development district (PDD); rezone two parcels from upland residential-7 to PDD, add a public domain (PD) zone, rezone selected parcels PD, provide for the supremacy of the Zoning Map, correct existing typographical errors, and update the Town Zoning Map to Reflect Zoning Changes. To read the full text of each ordinance, please click on the ordinance. Click here to view the Town's Zoning Map.

Urgency Zoning Ordinance Extended

The Town Council voted on March 5th to adopt Ordinance No. 779, which extends Interim Urgency Zoning Ordinance No. 776 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 each ordinance, please click on the ordinance.

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 | Revised Appendix: Matrix

Amended Housing Element (October 22, 2013)

The Housing Element in the General Plan was amended and adopted on October 22, 2013. The Amended Housing Element is certified by the State of California. Click the following links to read the documents: Amended Housing Element 2013, Appendices, and Certification.

Town Budget Available Online

Interested in information regarding the Town's budget for Fiscal Year 2013-2014? You can review the budget here.

Smart Meter Update

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

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.

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April 24:
Planning Commission Meeting, 7pm – 9pm
Where: Women's Club, 46 Park Road (map)
Watch it live! On Comcast Channel 27 or AT&T Channel 99
Or on your computer (click here)
Agenda and Packet

April 26:
Document Shredding & E-Waste Take Back Day, 10am – 2pm
Where: Pavilion Parking Lot, Bank Street near Elsie Lane, Fairfax

April 26:
National Drug Take Back Day
Where: Fairfax Pavilion Parking Lot, 10am – 2pm or at
Bennett House, 53 Taylor Drive, noon -- 1pm

April 26:
Upper Ridgeway Trail Celebration with Open Space Committee, 1pm – 3pm
Where: Meet at trailhead at Willow Avenue

April 28:
Volunteer Meeting, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: Community Center, 16 Park Road, Center Room (map)

April 28:
Tree Committee Meeting, 7pm – 9pm Where: Women's Club, 46 Park Road (map)

May 3:
Community Workshop to Discuss Renewing Measure I
10am to noon
Where: Women's Club, 46 Park Road (map)

May 7:
Town Council Meeting, 7pm – 10pm
Where: Women's Club, 46 Park Road (map)
Watch it live! On Comcast Channel 27 or AT&T Channel 99
Or on your computer (click here)
Public Hearing Notice

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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.

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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.

Fairfax Farmers Market Opens April 30!

farmers marketThe Farmers Market is returning for the 2014 season on Wednesday, April 30.  Come eat great food, buy farm-fresh produce, and enjoy this wonderful family-friendly community event.  The market will be held in Bolinas Park every Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm through Oct 3, 2014. For more details, including specific farms and vendors, please click here.


Commission/Committee Vacancies

One vacancy: Affordable Housing Committee
Term of office: Unexpired term to 12-1-14 

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

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.

Upper Ridgeway Trail Acquisition Celebration

The Fairfax Open Space Committee invites you to join them on Saturday, April 26 at 1:00 pm at the Upper Ridgeway trail-head at the top of Willow Avenue to celebrate the acquisition of the Upper Ridgeway Trail by the Town of Fairfax.  Preserving this trail ensures that residents of the Willow Avenue neighborhood will have trail and hiking access to the hills above their neighborhood, to Hawthorne Canyon Open Space and to the ridgeline trail system that runs through San Anselmo, Fairfax, Sleepy Hollow and West Marin.  Light refreshments will be served and special guests, including Supervisor Rice, will be there.

Lawnmower Exchange Program

To reduce air pollution caused by older gasoline lawn mowers, the Air District is providing rebates towards the purchase of new, cordless, zero-emission electric lawn mowers in exchange for Bay Area residents’ operable gasoline lawn mowers for recycling. The first two events have past, but one remaining exchange event will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 26, in Oakland at the Oakland International Airport.For more details and how to register, please click here.

The Eleven: A Benefit for the Fairfax Open Space Committee

San Francisco's premiere Grateful Dead tribute band, The Eleven, will hold a concert May 4 from 1-5 p.m. to benefit the Fairfax Open Space Committee. This is the third annual benefit concert presented by the Eleven on behalf of Fairfax Open Space and will again take place outdoors, under the redwoods, on the stage in Peri Park on Park Road in Fairfax. The concert will be free with tax-deductible donations to the Fairfax Open Space Committee strongly encouraged. This is a zero waste event. There is no alcohol allowed in the park. Flyer

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.

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.

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.


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.


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