Apply Online and Application Forms

You may submit a planning application on line here. We use the eTrakit system. All applicants must complete the online application form and attach any applicable supplemental questionnaires, plans and information. Please contact us at  or (415) 258-4617 if you have any questions. Applicants are encouraged to email plans to us for preliminary review prior to submitting.


Planning Fee Schedule 2021-2022 (we will contact you with the total application fee and payment link after you apply)

Step 1:

Fill out the online application and attach the required materials which normally include at minimum:

Step 2:

Once the information is received by staff, we will review the documents submitted and send you an invoice, written instructions, and the link to pay online (or you may mail/drop off a check at Town Hall).

Please Note: an application is not "submitted" until after the fees are paid. 

Step 3:

Once the payment has been received, staff will review the project to determine if it is complete. We send most projects to the Building Department, Public Works Department, Ross Valley Fire Department, Marin Municipal Water District and Ross Valley Sanitary District for review. This review for completeness may take up to 30 days.


Existing and Proposed Conditions (Word format) - to place on project plans

Residential Above 150 Mean Sea Level

Residential Below 150 Mean Sea Level

Nonresidential and Multifamily Zoning Districts

Submit these supplemental forms with facts to support the required findings.

SB 330 Preliminary Application Checklist for Housing Projects With limited exceptions, housing developments will only be subject to those ordinances and policies in effect when the completed preliminary application is submitted.

Residential Design Review 


Commercial Design Review 

Other Projects 

Grading Permit for Grading Over 100 Cubic Yards 

Other Supplemental Questionnaires and Forms

Other Forms and Permits and Handouts