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.

The Shelter-in-Place order has been modified and extended through May 31st. The current Marin Public Health Order goes into effect on Monday May 4th, with allowances for modified construction activities.

Starting Monday, May 4th , construction work halted due to the Marin Public Health Order dated March 31, 2020, may resume when the required safety protocols are in place. Issued and permitted construction projects may commence under the strict protocols of the current Marin Public Health Order.

No new permits will be issued until after May 15th.

Click here to view the Marin County Public Health Order 3/29/2020

Marin County Shelter-in-Place Orders Extension Press Release


Required Job Safety Protocols can be found here. Please read these documents carefully. These are not recommendations. These are requirements for the job site. Violation of or failure to comply is a misdemeanor punishable by fine, imprisonment, or both.

Small Construction Project Safety Protocol  Protocolo de seguridad del proyectos pequeños

Large Construction Project Safety Protocol    Protocolo de seguridad del proyectos grandes

Social Distancing Sign (This is required to be posted at all entrances of job sites, at a minimum size of 11" x 17")


Inspections Information

CLICK HERE FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FORM. THIS MUST BE COMPLETED AND POSTED PRIOR TO ALL INSPECTIONS!

Starting Thursday, May 7th, all inspections will be scheduled through eTrakit. Please read the health order and safety protocol appendixes before scheduling inspections or resuming your work. Per the current health order, all projects are required to designate a site supervisor responsible for implementing safety protocols. The designated site supervisor must be present at the time of inspection. 

Failure to implement any required safety protocols will result in a stop-work notice, with the understanding that construction activity will not resume without the permission of the Building Official. These are not recommendations. These are requirements for the job site. Violation of or failure to comply is a misdemeanor punishable by fine, imprisonment, or both.

For now, Town Hall will remain closed to the public. The Building Department will continue to accept permits; however, review times may be longer than average. For questions not addressed here, please contact permits@townofsananselmo.org.


Counter Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:30am - Noon. 

Meetings with Town staff can be made in afternoons and on Fridays by appointment only.

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.