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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.


FREE Green House Calls from Rising Sun Energy Center

Free, no-cost energy and water assessments from Rising Sun’s California Youth Energy Services (CYES) are available to all Marin residents (renters and owners of all income levels) this summer. CYES will check your home for efficiency, install energy and water-saving equipment, and provide personalized recommendations for further savings. They  may install equipment like energy-efficient lighting (CFLs and LEDs), high-efficiency aerators for bath and kitchen sinks, showerheads, LED nightlights, SMART power strips, and more – all for FREE. Visit www.risingsunenergy.org or call 510-665-1501 ext. 5 to schedule your appointment.

Go Green Get Green Fairfax – an Incentive Program to Help100 Fairfax Households Pay for 100% Renewable Energy

Go GreenStarting February 26, the first 100 people to sign up for MCE's Deep Green 100% Renewable Energy service in Fairfax will get a $5 credit each month for 12 months on their electricity bill to cover the additional monthly cost of Deep Green. Even better, the typical household will reduce over 1 metric ton of carbon dioxide in a year by using 100% non-polluting Green-e Energy certified wind and solar power.

This unique Fairfax program is funded in full by a grant from the Bay Area Air Quality District, in partnership with the Town of Fairfax and the Fairfax Climate Action Committee. Learn more and sign up: www.mceCleanEnergy.org/Fairfax or 1 (888) 632-3674.

Newly Adopted Ordinances

The Town Council adopted two ordinances at their regular meeting on April 6th. Ordinance 796 modifies Town Code Chapter 17.132 (“Water Conservation”) by reducing the effective flush volume to 1.28 gallons for newly installed toilets and for toilets on properties involved in sale or transfers. Ordinance 801 amends Town Code Chapter 12.44 (“Street Trees and Shrubs”), to clarify the liability of property of owners of property abutting the sidewalk area. 

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

2015 Housing Element Update

The certified Housing Element in the General Plan was updated and adopted by the Town Council on May 27, 2015, and conditionally accepted by the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD).

Town Budget Available Online

Please visit the Town’s Finance department to see both current and past budgets.  The Town’s fiscal year runs from July 1 through June 30.  

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July 25:
Volunteeer Board Meeting, 6:30pm – 8:30pm>
Where: Community Center, 16 Park Road (map)
Description: Regular monthly meeting

July 25:
Tree Committee Meeting, 7pm – 9pm
Where: Women's Club, 46 Park Road (map)
Description: Regular monthly meeting

July 26:
Open Space Committee Meeting, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Where: Women's Club, 46 Park Road (map)
Description: Regular monthly meeting

July 28:
Age Friendly Meeting, 6:30pm – 7:45pm
Where: Community Center, 16 Park Road (map)
Description: Regular monthly meeting

July 28:
Affordable Housing Committee Meeting, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Where: Women's Club, 46 Park Road (map)

Aug. 3:
Town Council Meeting, 7pm
Where: Women's Club, 46 Park Road (map)
Description: Regular meeting. Open to the public.
Watch it live! On Comcast Channel 27 or AT&T Channel 99
Or on your computer (click here)
Notice of Public Hearing

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in case of disaster

There are many resources available to assist you in preparing for a disaster.

  • ReadyMarin.org:  guidance, classes, CERT training, and resources on emergency preparedness for citizens.
  • Ross Valley Fire Department: comprehensive information on how to prepare for and handle certain events
  • Fairfax flood siren FAQ: what to do when you hear the siren.
  • Fairfax Creek Cam: 24/7 live feed of the creek under Town Hall.
  • Free sand and sand bags for residents: in the Pavilion parking lot prior to storms.

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Our on-line Community Forum (run by Peak Democracy) is where you can express your opinion for decision-makers to read. Although the recent three surveys (below) have closed, you’re invited to read what residents have commented on the topics:

  • Short term and vacation rentals in Fairfax
  • Regulating cultivation of marijuana for personal medical use
  • Regulating delivery of marijuana for personal medical use

To go to the Community Forum, please click here.

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Town Newsletter

Interested in reading the Town Newsletter? Click here for the current issue or sign up below to receive it electronically!

Election 2016

There will be a Special Municipal Election held in Fairfax on November 8, 2016 (to be consolidated with the statewide general election). Please click here to see the Notice of the election and Notice of time within which arguments for or against a measure may be submitted to the town clerk.

Chipper Days 2016

The Town of Fairfax and the Ross Valley Fire Department are planning chipper day collection at decentralized sites throughout town.  Residents will be able to drop off their brush at the following locations in the Scenic, Jolly Hill, Cascade and Deer Park neighborhoods. For details and dates, view flyer.

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 a public process, and have created a project website www.fairfaxbridges.com where you can get more information, see upcoming events, join the project email list, and submit your comments.

Commission/Committee Vacancies

Volunteer Board: 3 vacancies
3-year terms (3 years)

General Plan Implementation Committee: 1 vacancy
Term of Office: undefined

Fairfax Open Space Committee: 2 vacancies
Term of office: 4 years

Planning Commission: 1 vacancy
Term of Office: unexpired term to 12-31-18

Vacancies are effective immediately. Applicants are requested to attend one committee meeting prior to applying. Please click here for information and application materials.

Smart Meter Update

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

Wood Smoke Pollution

For an excellent overview of the health and environmental hazards of wood smoke pollution, please watch this 3-minute video, which was shown at the March 4, 2015, Town Council Meeting.

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

Fairfax is Age-Friendly!

Fairfax has been accepted as a member of the World Health Organization Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities. Please check out our profile page on Age-friendly World.

PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) Financing Program

PACE is an affordable way to finance energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water upgrades to residential and commercial buildings. Property owners can finance up to 100% of the project, for up to 30 years, as a tax assessment on their property bill. The assessment obligation may be assumed by the new owner upon property sale, and under most leases, can be shared with tenants. For information check out MCE’s PACE FAQs or visit the MCE Finance Finder Tool.

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