Forms, Fees & Resources

Development standards for the improvement of land, buildings and use of property is contained in the City's Municipal Code and General Plan. The handouts below are developed based on these two key documents.

Frequently Asked Questions 


  • Zoning Map; The Zoning Map (PDF) specifies the types of land use that are allowed and prohibited for each zone. Once you have determined the zoning for a property, see Title 20 of the Municipal Code online for development standards, uses, and other regulations for each zoning district. You can also use the zoning search tool online by address.
  • Land Use Map; The General Plan's Land Use Map illustrates allowable density ranges. 
  • Online Mapping; Go to the MarinMap website to search for a parcel. Zoning, Land Use, and Floodplain Information. 

Do You Live in City Limits? 

Some Mill Valley addresses (such as those in Strawberry, Tam Valley, Homestead, Almonte, and Alto) are actually in unincorporated portions of Marin County - out of our jurisdiction. Please check the City of Mill Valley  Map and List of Streets .

Property Information

Our online database provides access to planning and building records and general property information, such as zoning and general plan land use designations, assessor data (such as lot size), and floodplain designation.

  1. Application and Fees
  2. Supplemental Application Materials
  3. Development Standards and Design Guidelines

NOTE: All Planning Applications must be mailed or hand-delivered (emails not accepted) and include digital PDF files, printed copies of plans, and all documents.

Main Application

Supplemental Study Session Application  

(Recommended 1st Phase for major Design Review applications, such as new homes, major additions, multifamily projects that significantly alter the structure and/or site)

Supplemental Design Review Application and Checklist


NOTE: The Fire Department's review fees increased on January 3, 2023