How do I know if I need a building permit?

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Permit Guidelines

How can I apply for a job with the Town of San Anselmo?

All open positions are posted on our website. Every applicant needs to submit a completed Town application for consideration. Any applicable supplemental information needed will be stated in the specific job posting. It is very important to follow the instructions to be considered. Applications can be submitted by mail, hand delivered to 525 San Anselmo Avenue, San Anselmo, CA 94960 or by email to All applications must be received before the deadline.

How do I get to the library?

From Highway 101 southbound take the Central San Rafael exit. Turn right on Third Street, heading west to Redhill Avenue / Miracle Mile. At the big intersection, "The Hub," turn left on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. At the second light, turn right onto Tunstead Avenue. Take a quick right onto San Anselmo Avenue, then a quick left onto Tunstead Avenue again. The library is the first building on the right. Parking is on-street or in the municipal lot on Magnolia Avenue (one block past Tunstead off of San Anselmo Avenue).

From Highway 101 northbound take the San Anselmo exit (450B) and follow Sir Francis Drake Boulevard west into San Anselmo. Turn left on Tunstead Avenue, make a quick right on San Anselmo Avenue and a quick left back onto Tunstead Avenue. The library is on the right.

I lost the parking ticket that I got. What do I do?

Call the Marin Parking Authority at 800-281-PARK and give them the license number of the car that got the ticket and they will send you a copy.

When do I need a fence permit?

A separate permit review by Public Works is required for the installation of any fence, privacy wall and/or solid opaque screen planting located within 20 feet of the front property line or within 12 feet of a street side yard property line fronting a street.

How do I register for a recreation class, program or activity?

Click here to view all of our current programs and register online.  

What are the rules around using leaf blowers in San Anselmo?

Starting January 1st, 2022, you can only use an electric-powered leaf blower in San Anselmo. The updated hours of operation are: 

  • Monday through Friday - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (7:00 am to 5:00 pm for multi-unit and non-residential properties)
  • Saturday - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Sundays and Holidays - no leaf blowers use

 This ordinance is enforced by the Town's Code Enforcement & Police Department through verbal and/or written notices. Follow-up actions include warnings and fines of up to $500.

More information is available on our leaf blower webpage.