You can come down and see us at the Planning and Building Department at Mill Valley City Hall, 26 Corte Madera Avenue (next to Mill Valley Market), or you can phone us at 415-388-4033. A planner is available during regular business hours, and an inspector is available from 8 to 9 am or 4 to 5 pm every business day (we are closed every Wednesday morning and every other Friday). An inspector may be available during other regular business hours for consultation, but it is a good idea to call first and check.
Oftentimes, a quick conversation with a planner may validate whether or not a project is viable, and an inspector can provide information on the permitting process, code requirements, and other building-related subjects. They may also be able to determine if consultation with other departments and/or agencies prior to the design process is appropriate, depending on the scope of your project.