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If your proposed retaining wall is less than 4ft tall measured from the base of the footing to the top, usually a permit is not required, and may be built per the Marin County Uniform Construction Standards.
If your proposed retaining wall is greater than 4ft tall measured from the base of the footing to the top, please provide the following:
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If you want a copy of plans on file with the Town you need to complete this affidavit, get it notarized, submit it to the Building Department and then they will reach out to the design professional to complete this form.
1. Existing and proposed floor plan with dimensions about the remodeled area. Partial floor plan is allowed, but plan must show adjacent rooms/areas. Show all the proposed work on the plan. Call out any appliances or fixtures to be removed or replaced. For new water fixtures, please complete the Town’s Water Conservation form, available on the Forms page
2. If walls are being demolished, then show the existing framing layout to determine if the wall is bearing or non-bearing. Engineering may be required if the walls are bearing.
3. The plans must meet 2022 California Residential Code (CRC), 2022 California Mechanical Code (CMC), 2022 California Electrical Code (CEC), 2022 California Plumbing Code (CPC), 2022 California Energy Code (CEnC), 2022 California Green Building Standards Code (CalGreen), and the California Civil Code. Contact the Building inspector for any questions or additional information, including requirements for new/altered plumbing (water, sewer, or gas lines) or mechanical (exhaust hood).
1. Site Plan showing existing building footprint and the location of new/reconstructed deck/porch/stair with distances to property lines. The site plan shall also contain project information [i.e., title block, project address, owner’s information, scope of work statement).
2. Framing Plan showing size, spacing and span of floor joists and supporting beams/ girders.
3. Foundation Plan showing location, size and depth of supporting individual footings/ piers. Foundation and framing plans can be combined if clarity is maintained.
4. Construction Sections/Details of footings/piers, framing, connections, floor transitions, stairs, guardrails and handrails. Materials used must be provided.
5. If the structure is not designed per the California Residential Code, an engineer’s structural calculations are required.
6. If the structure is in the WUI, the walking surface material of decks, porches, balconies and stairs shall be Ignition-resistant material, Non-combustible material, or Materials passing performance requirements of SFM Standard 12-7A-4A.
See Planning Department FAQ for fences
It depends on the location of the property and the location of the fence on the site. See Zoning Code Minor Exceptions Table 4B. Please contact us with an address for more information:
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 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.;
Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.;
Sundays 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
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Bald Hill Construction 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: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
See the Bald Hill page for more information.