The Town of Fairfax is broadly connected with many organizations in our community. A list of useful links is provided below. Think you know a link we should add? Send an email to us and let us know!.
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Culture, History and Media
The Fairfax Festival is Marin’s premier community celebration. The Fairfax festival embodies the values that are dear to all Marinites: community, family, social responsibility, sustainability, and, of course, a great party. This annual event is typically held during June.
Fairfax Historical Society
The Historical Society manages and maintains information about the history of Fairfax. The Society activities include historic publications, botanical and architectural tours, concerts, lectures, and exhibits. The Collection includes photographs, art, artifacts, maps, documents, and a reference library. The Landmarks are open to the general public Wednesday and Sunday from April thru October each year.
Webpage for the Fairfax Library
Fairfax FOCAS – now Fairfax Recreation
FOCAS (Fairfax Open Circle Arts and Sports) has changed its name and web address! Check out the NEW Fairfax Recreation website.
Fairfax Recreation (formerly FOCAS)
Fairfax Recreation offers classes for everyone this season - moms and babies, preschoolers, afterschool kids, teens, adults, and seniors. Get to know your community and have some fun. Check out the Fairfax Recreation classes and calendar.
Community Media Center of Marin
Located in downtown San Rafael, the Media Center provides Marin County residents, schools, businesses and non-profits with production services, media training, access to media tools, and transmission of locally produced non-commercial content on public and educational cable television channels 26 and 27.
Chamber of Commerce
Webpage for the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce.
Marin Humane Society
Useful information regarding pets and animals we may encounter around the county, including licensing, pet adoption, foster services, low-cost spay/neuter and vaccination services.
Richardson's Bay Regional Agency
Dedicated to maintaining and improving the navigational waterways, open waters, and shoreline of Richardson's Bay.
San Francisco Bay Trail
The Bay Trail is a planned recreational corridor that, when complete, will encircle San Francisco and San Pablo Bays with a continuous 400-mile network of bicycling and hiking trails.
Police and Fire Information
Fairfax Police Department
The Fairfax Police Department serves the Town of Fairfax with modern technology and modern approaches to community service and policing. The Department consists of the Chief of Police, three Sergeants, one Detective, seven Patrol Officers, four Dispatchers and one Police Service Technician. The officers are generalists who typically handle cases from first response, through investigation, and onto final disposition. In addition, Officers frequently assist the Chief of Police with administrative duties and consult closely with him in formulating departmental policies, procedures and tactics. Phone: 415-453-5330
Ross Valley Fire Department
The Ross Valley Fire Department is a consolidated fire agency protecting the communities of Fairfax, San Anselmo, and Sleepy Hollow. The department was consolidated on July 1, 1982. The department has one Fire Chief, one Administrative Assistant, twenty five full time Firefighters, one Fire Inspector and fifteen active volunteer Firefighters. Nine of the Department's active duty Firefighters are Paramedics and all of the department's fire engines are equipped with Advanced Life Support medical equipment. Phone: 415-258-4686
Want to learn more about fire safety in Marin? Go to FIRESafeMarin.org for safety tips and to watch “Marin on Fire” a video presentation on the potential for wildfires in Marin.
Traffic and Transportation
Bay Area's 511 Traveler Information Service
511 is a free phone and Web service that consolidates Bay Area transportation information into a one-stop resource. 511 provides up-to-the-minute information on traffic conditions, incidents and driving times, schedule, route and fare information for the Bay Area’s public transportation services, instant carpool and vanpool referrals, bicycling information and more. It’s available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Slow for the Cone Zone: Caltrans
This helpful and informative site, maintained by Caltrans, encourages drivers to take extra precautions when driving in dangerous construction areas.
Street Smarts Marin Traffic Safety Program
The Town of Fairfax is pleased to participate in the Street Smarts Marin traffic safety program which kicks-off in time for back-to-school.
Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District
Based in San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District operates the Golden Gate Bridge, and two public transit systems: Golden Gate Transit buses and Golden Gate Ferry. Last year 40 million vehicles crossed the Golden Gate Bridge and 11 million customers rode the transit systems.
Metropolitan Transportation Commission
Planning, financing and coordinating transportation for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area.
Emergency Services and Disaster Planning
Training and education to keep you and your family safe, warm, and fed in the event of a disaster.
Marin Emergency Radio Agency (MERA)
MERA is a collection of public agencies formed in partnership to provide and operate a public safety radio system. As such, MERA provides a crucial communications delivery system that is interoperable between public agencies in order to efficiently and effectively facilitate critical (emergency) communications.
Governor's Office of Emergency Services
Information on preparing for emergencies is provided here for the state of California.
Building, Energy and Planning for Development
Association of Bay Area Governments
ABAG provides planning and research related to land use, environmental and water resource protection, disaster resilience, energy efficiency and hazardous waste mitigation, and to provide risk management, financial services and staff training to local counties, cities and towns.
Fairfax Bridges Repair and Maintenance
The Town of Fairfax is planning a multi-year project to rehabilitate five bridges spanning the Fairfax and San Anselmo Creeks. 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.
Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO)
The Local Agency Formation Commission was created by the Legislature in 1963 to discourage urban sprawl and encourage the orderly formation and development of local government agencies.
Build It Green
Build It Green is a membership supported non-profit organization whose mission is to promote healthy, energy- and resource-efficient homes in California. Established in 2003, it offers a comprehensive package of local government support, professional training, collaboration forums, consumer education, and green product marketing to a range of stakeholders.
Marin Climate and Energy Partnership (MCEP)
MCEP is a group of communities in Marin County that are working together 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.
Marin Clean Energy
Marin Clean Energy (MCE) is a proposal under consideration by the Marin Energy Authority to buy renewable power collectively directly, while PG&E would continue to be responsible for the transmission lines, billing and other duties. The Marin Energy Authority was created in December 2008 and is comprised of multiple Marin County cities and towns. The MEA is the first joint power agency established in the State of California to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in compliance with California’s global warming law, AB 32.
Marin Housing Authority
Opportunities and programs for families, elderly and disabled residents of Marin, as well as programs for first time homebuyers and rehabilitation loans.
Marin County Elections Office for Voter Information
Information about elections in Marin County. Take the current survey.
Other Marin County Government Organizations
Marin County Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program (MCSTOPPP)
Formed in 1993, MCSTOPPP is a joint effort of Marin's cities, towns and unincorporated areas to prevent stormwater pollution, protect and enhance water quality in creeks and wetlands, preserve beneficial uses of local waterways and comply with State and Federal regulations.
MarinMap is a consortium of agencies that have joined together to build and use a Geographic Information System (GIS) for their day-to-day operations.
Mosquito Control and West Nile Virus in Marin County
Important Information on West Nile Virus in Marin County provided by the Marin County Department of Health & Human Services and the Marin/Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District.
California State Government Organizations
Board of Equalization Use Tax
California's sales tax generally applies to the sale of merchandise, including vehicles, in the state. California's use tax applies to the use, storage, or other consumption of those same kinds of items in the state.
Generally, if sales tax would apply when you buy physical merchandise in California, use tax applies when you make a similar purchase without tax from a business located outside the state. For these purchases, the buyer is required to pay use tax separately. Wondering whether you owe use tax? Click the link above for additional information.