The Marin County Development Code consists of Title 22 of the Marin County Code, and contains the County's zoning and subdivision regulations. These provisions comprise most of the County's requirements for the development and use of private and public land, buildings and structures within the County. Additional requirements for building construction and other aspects of development and land use can be found in other Titles of the County Code.
Affordable Housing requirements for new development.
Non-profit developers are available to partner with for-profit developments in order to comply with inclusionary requirements. A list of local affordable housing developers is provided in the Housing Facts and Resources section of this website.
The Marin Countywide Plan guides the conservation and development of Marin County. California law requires every city and county in the state to prepare and adopt a comprehensive long range general plan for the physical development of the jurisdiction. While the law establishes specific requirements for the contents of the general plan, within that framework each community has the latitude to design its own future. Through extensive public participation, individual residents and representatives of many organizations have contributed to the creation of this document.
Housing related policies of the 2005 Draft Countywide Plan can be found in the Built Environment chapter, sections 3.4 and 3.8.
All California cities and counties are required to have a housing element included in their General Plan which establishes housing objectives, policies and programs in response to community housing conditions and needs. The purpose of the housing element is to achieve an adequate supply of safe housing for all residents of Marin, with a particular focus on the unincorporated areas of the county. The 2003 Housing Element has been prepared to respond to current and near-term future housing needs in the unincorporated area of Marin County.
The Marin Housing Workbook has been prepared through a collaborative effort of the Planning Directors and staff of all jurisdictions in Marin to develop workable housing strategies and more effective housing elements for the communities of Marin County.