New Business Guide

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San Anselmo provides great opportunities for starting a new business or relocating your business. We want to help you start a business in our Town.

There are a number of issues that you should consider before signing a lease, buying property or opening a business. This information is designed to help you understand the Town permitting process and point you in the right direction for other agency approvals. As you move forward, please remember that Town staff are available and more than happy to help guide you through the process and direct you to where you may find more information.

Pre-Lease/Pre-Application Meeting

The town offers a FREE pre-application project review meeting where representatives of Planning, Building, Public Works and the Ross Valley Fire Department will meet with you to discuss your proposed business and to provide you with information on codes and inspections. Meetings are typically held Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. Appointments can be made through the Building Department. Find the application here. There is no fee for this service. You may always contact each department individually for information.

  1. Heidi Scoble

    Planning Director

  2. Planning Department

    Physical Address
    525 San Anselmo Ave.
    San Anselmo, CA 94960

    Public Counter Hours
    Monday - Thursday
    8:30 AM - 12:00 noon
    Closed Friday

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