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 Council Adopts Four Ordinances at its June Meeting
Ordinance No. 790 amends Town Code Title 8 (‘Health and Safety’), Chapter 8.44 (‘Clean Indoor Air and Health Protection’), to Include Restrictions on the Usage of Electronic Smoking Devices and Prohibit Smoking in Tobacco Retail Stores.
Ordinance No. 791 amends Town Code Chapter 8.32, to update the Urban Runoff Pollution Prevention Regulations.
Ordinance No. 792 amends Chapter 10.04 of the Town Code (“Uniform Traffic Ordinance Adopted”) to Allow Overnight Parking in Downtown by Town Council Resolution.
Ordinance No. 793 amends Chapter 17.036, to update the Procedure for Directed Referrals by the Town Council
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 Submitted to HCD
On May 27, 2015, the Town Council adopted the 2015 Housing Element update for submission to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). The following documents have been submitted to HCD:
Draft 2015 Housing Element Update Submitted to HCD
On March 18, 2015, the Town Council updated and approved the draft 2015 Housing Element for submission to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). The following documents have been submitted to HCD:
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:
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.
Smart Meter Update
Interested in information on the Town's actions regarding Smart Meters? For more information click here.
PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) Financing Program
PACE is an affordable, long-term financing option for Fairfax homeowners and commercial property owners 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. Property owners receive 100% financing of improvement costs that can be repaid on their property taxes. No up-front cash investment is required. This special assessment on your property tax bill stays with the property in the event of sale. To learn more, please visit Fairfax’s authorized provider at https://californiafirst.org or call (844) 589-7953.
Streets for People, 8am – 3pm
Where: Bolinas Road to Elsie Lane and Mono Parking Lot
Description: Annual community gathering
Town Council Meeting, 7pm – 10pm
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)
Agenda and Packet
Film Night for Youth Club, 7pm – 9pm
Where: Women's Club, 46 Park Road (map)
Description: Seasonal film night for teen Youth Club
Get Ready class, 7 - 8:30 pm
Where: Fairfax Library, 2097 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
Description: Disaster Survival Program
Deer Park Neighborhood Chipper Day, 9am – 3pm
Where: Deer Park Parking Lot
Description: Local neighborhood drop off for chipper waste.
view town calendar
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.
Fairfax On-Line Civic Engagement Platform
Fairfax recently launched an on-line forum (run by Peak Democracy) where you can provide public input on particular topics, as well as read what others are saying. The first topic, which is now closed, was a Pilot Residential Parking Permit System. To see the topic and its outcome, please click here.
Current Job Openings
The Town of Fairfax is recruiting for two positions. Are you interested in working as a part-time Zoning Technician? Or, are you interested in being a Maintenance Worker for the Town? Click here for details.
November 3, 2015 Election
The Fairfax General Election will be held on November 3, 2015 for two Town Council seats, one Town Clerk, and one Town Treasurer, each for a full four-year term. Please see the Notice of Election. Registered Fairfax voters may obtain nomination papers from the Town Clerk during regular business hours between Monday, July 13 and Friday, August 7. The filing period closed on Friday, August 7, at 5:00 PM. If any of the incumbents fails to file papers, then the deadline to file will be extended to 5:00 PM on August 12 for that office. Please email the Town Clerk for more information or to make an appointment.
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.
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
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.
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.
The Fairfax Farmers Market through September
Come get farm fresh produce, enjoy a picnic dinner, linger with friends and neighbors under the redwoods, and enjoy our beautiful community. The Market is held in Bolinas Park every Wednesday, from 4 to 8 pm, through September.
Fairfax Open Space Committee: 2 vacancies
Term of Office: 4 years
Volunteer Board: 1 vacancy
Unexpired term to 4-30-16
Tree Committee: 2 vacancies
Term of office: 4 years
General Plan Implementation Committee: 1 vacancy
Term of Office: undefined
Vacancies are effective immediately. Applicants are requested to attend one committee meeting prior to applying. Please click here for information and application materials.