Marin County 2nd Unit Amnesty Program – Apply Before 12/31/2008

marincountymap1REMINDER for Marin County property owners who have illegal second units should consider taking advantage of the ‘Marin County Second Unit Amnesty’ Program before it expires on 12/31/2008.  The goal of the Amnesty program is to ensure the safe and habitable dwelling conditions for the 2nd units with incentive of reduction of up to 50% all permit fees for units that fit the requirements.    

The following are required along with the application:

  • Completed ‘Zoning/Development Application’
  • The 2nd unit was in existence prior to June 2003
  • Owner needs to complete a Uniform Housing Code Inspection
  • Five sets of plans, including
    • Site plan showing property lines, location of main residence and 2nd unit and location of parking space
    • Accurately scaled floor plan for main and 2nd unit.  
    • Second unit size must be between 220 and 750 sf – limited exceptions can be made for units that are between 750 and 1,000 sf.
  • Proof that owner resides in either the main unit or the 2nd unit

Following are required before permits can be issued.

  • Complete property inspection by fire department to identify minimum fire safe requirements and fees
  • Confirm water and sewer service requirements, including septic sewer disposal system requirements if applicable

Check on the link for details for the program.

Please Visit the Marin County Community Development Agency’s public information counter at the Civic Center – Room 308, San Rafael, California, Monday through Friday (closed holidays), 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., or call (415) 499-6269. 

For additional information contact the following staff and state that you are interested in the Second Unit Amnesty Program Division Liaisons:

  • Planning – Kristina Tierney 473-4333
  • Building – Larry Grace 499-6550
  • Environmental Health – Janet Mullin 499-6273
  • Department of Public – Works Berenice Davidson 499-3770
  • General Amnesty information – Stacey Laumann 507-2698
  • Fire – Scott Alber 499-6566

Sylvia Barry, Realtor, ePRO
Marin Realtor for Marin Luxury Real Estate 
Marin, San Francisco North Bay
Frankk Howard Allen Realtors

MARIN, SONOMA, S.F. BAY AREA REAL ESTATE – Beveldere, Corte Madera, Greenbrae, Kentfield, Larkspur, Marinwood, Mill Valley, Novato, San Anselmo, San Rafael, Sausalito, Tiburon; Cotati, Penngrove, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa.   Starter Home to Luxury Property.  REO (Bank Owned), Short Sale, View Homes, Architecural Distictive Homes. Investment, 1031 Exchange.

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