Building

Attention! In an effort to limit potential exposure and spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Town Hall public counters will be closed until further notice.

BUILDING DEPARTMENT OPERATION DURING NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID 19) SHELTER IN PLACE ORDER

ORDER OF THE HEALTH OFFICER OF THE COUNTY OF MARIN DIRECTING ALL INDIVIDUALS LIVING IN THE COUNTY TO SHELTER AT THEIR PLACE OF RESIDENCE…CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION 

The intent of this Order is to ensure that the maximum number of people self-isolate in their places of residence to the maximum extent feasible, while enabling essential services to continue, to slow the spread of COVID-19 to the maximum extent possible.

Permits

Building, Planning and Public Works Counter Closed Until April 7, 2020

To limit potential exposure and spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Town Hall public counters will be closed until April 7, 2020.

The Town is accepting permit application submittals or revisions via eTrakit.

During normal counter hours (M-Th, 8:30 am - 3 pm), we will be accessible by email and checking voicemail every hour.

Building & Public Works Permits Line 1 415-258-4646

Building & Public Works Permits Line 2 415-258-4616

For all questions, please email: permits@townofsananselmo.org

Inspections

The Public Works and Building Department will only perform essential construction inspections (as required for health and safety: e.g. landslides, heating, electricity, fire damage, etc.). 

Construction

What is the impact on construction projects in San Anselmo?


So long as social distancing practices are used during construction, a variety of projects are allowed. The Town recommends only one contractor onsite at a time to minimize potential exposure to the virus.  All residential construction projects that are partly completed can continue to completion in order to ensure health and safety. The Order prohibits new construction projects unless they are adding to the supply of our county’s housing stock (i.e. building a second unit, building a new home, etc.) or maintaining the habitability of homes in order to avoid displacement of residents. Business construction projects related to maintaining or upgrading essential business, government or health care infrastructure are also allowed to go forward.


The County advises that residents must defer their remodel or renovation projects unless they are necessary to restore your home to a safe, sanitary, and habitable space.


FOR MORE MARIN COUNTY CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION CLICK HERE

The Building Department uses the online portal eTrakit to access department info, apply for permits and schedule inspections. Both registered residents and licensed contractors can access this website. ALL BUILDING PERMITS AND INSPECTIONS ARE APPLIED FOR AND SCHEDULED USING ETRAKIT.

The daily inspection schedule is posted and updated every morning HERE. For any other inspection questions please call (415) 258 - 4618.

The Building Department is responsible for enforcing the California construction and energy codes by reviewing building plans and issuing construction permits for any construction and demolition that takes place within the Town. Most projects require a permit of some kind. This is necessary to ensure that all buildings meet the minimum standards to protect their occupants and neighbors. 
 
The Building Division is also responsible for the issuance of a residential record (resale) report before the sale of any house. Town ordinance requires a records report and site inspection prior to the sale of any residence.
    
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Rainy Season Requirements & Erosion and Sediment Control

No grading, excavation or fill is to take place during the rainy season unless specifically authorized by the Public Works Director. 

All erosion and sediment control  measures shall be completely implemented by October 15 and shall be maintained and modified to remain effective throughout the rainy season, which ends April 15. See these guidelines for more information. 

Construction Hours

General Hours

Construction, demolition and the operation of miscellaneous noise sources such as vehicle back-up alarms, power saws and other similar noise sources are allowed during the following times:                            

  •  Monday through Fridays from 7:00 am. to 7:00 pm;                            
  •  Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.;                            
  •  Sundays & Holidays from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.                            

Work hours may be extended until 8:00 p.m. for homeowners or residents working alone on their own property

Bald Hill Construction Hours

The Bald Hill area has restricted construction hours.

To find out if you are in Bald Hill area or for more information, please see the Bald Hill page or the municipal code.

Construction, demolition and the operation of miscellaneous noise sources such as vehicle back-up alarms, power saws and other similar noise sources are allowed during the following times::

  • Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
  • No work is allowed Weekends and/or Holidays observed by the Town.

Heavy Construction Truck Trips are restricted to occur only between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (no holidays). Heavy construction truck trips include, but are not limited to, concrete trucks, dump trucks (ten (10) yards or greater), backhoes, graders, pile drivers, and flatbed delivery trucks.