On Tuesday, March 31, 2020, the Marin County Health Officer released a new Shelter in Place Order which strengthens and clarifies the prior order, extends the shelter in place requirement to May 3, 2020, and also places stringent limitations on the types of construction activities that may take place. The intent of the Marin County Shelter in Place Order is to ensure that the maximum number of people shelter in their places of residence to the maximum extent feasible to slow the spread of COVID19.
The Town of Corte Madera Building Department would like to highlight that under the new Order, most construction—residential and commercial—is prohibited. Exceptions may be made for healthcare facility construction directly related to the COVID-19 response; deed-restricted affordable housing; public works projects when designated as essential; shelters and temporary housing; projects necessary to provide critical services to certain vulnerable individuals; construction necessary to secure an existing construction site; and limited life/safety residential or business repairs.
If you have a building permit pending or active with the Town’s Building Department, or if you plan to submit for building permit, the Shelter in Place Order affects your ability to begin or continue construction activities at this time. Access additional information about the current Building Department Protocol here.
Building Department staff have begun the process of reaching out directly to property owners and contractors who have existing construction projects within Corte Madera to inform them of the provisions of the new Order, determine which projects are essential, and seek voluntary compliance. The Order as a whole is enforced by the Central Marin Police Authority. Questions or concerns specific to construction activities in Corte Madera should be directed to the Town’s Code Enforcement Officer using our online Report a Concern tool.
Shelter-in-Place Order dated March 31, 2020
Executive Summary of the March 31, 2020 Order
View the County’s press release here.
Town of Corte Madera Building Department: https://www.townofcortemadera.org/130/Building
Town of Corte Madera Coronavirus Information page: https://www.townofcortemadera.org/884/Coronavirus
Town of Corte Madera NewsFlash related to the March 31 2020 Order: townofcortemadera.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=363