The Novato Police Department Lobby is open. All other City facilities are currently closed for walk-in service following the Shelter in Place Order for the County of Marin. Please call for details about the services you are interested in. 

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) information and resources

EV Charging Stations

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Residential & Non-Residential Checklist for Permitting Electric Vehicles and Electric Vehicle Service Equipment

Zero-Emission Vehicles in California: Community Readiness Guidebook

State of California Zero-Emission Vehicles


Please be aware: All information on this page consists of general directions; specific projects may have additional requirements. 

Complete Permit Worksheet

Plan size and scale:     Paper size:      minimum "11 X 17" maximum 30” x 42” 
                                        Scale:               Floor & elevation plans - minimum ¼” = 1’ 
                                                                 Site plan - minimum 1’ – 20’

# of Sets          Four

For permits applied for by property owner, please complete Property Owner's Package.

For permits applied for by a licensed contractor, you must have a City of Novato Business License.

ALL permits must complete Waste Management Plan

Smoke detectors & carbon monoxide alarms required on all permits with valuation exceeding $1000. (Sections 314 & 315 CRC) - Questions? Learn more here. For exemptions (outside work only), read and complete this form.

New permits must adhere to current California Building Code

This Ordinance goes into effect on September 30, 2107.

For questions or to submit electronically contact

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