Building Division

(!) Important message about Building Division Operations:

Please be aware that in an effort to limit potential exposure and community spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), municipalities in Marin County have been advised by Marin County Health to close all city facilities to the public, effective Monday, March 16 until further notice. Essential services offered by the City, such as services related to planning and building permits, will be conducted via telephone, email, mail, and online.

Staff are available to help you by phone and email Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm.

Contact Building Staff at: or by phone at (415) 927-5038.

Temporary Building Department Protocol for Permit Applications and Inspections During Marin County Shelter in Place Order


Monday through Thursday 7 am to noon.  No Friday inspections. 

General email

All general questions related to the Building Department can be emailed to:

Resale Inspection Reports please contact us for updates
Resale Inspections are required for residential properties located in Larkspur and the areas of the Greenbrae neighborhood that are in Larkspur. Click here for a List of City of Larkspur Streets

You can complete the resale inspection report application  and email  You can pay by credit card over the phone.

For details on scheduling inspections and self-certification contact the Building Department. Please note a separate Central Marin Fire Authority Resale Inspection is required: Central Marin Fire Authority Resale Flyer (628) 600-9988


The Building Department is responsible for enforcing the building, housing, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical codes of the city. The Department also:
  • Perform inspections to ensure that residential, commercial, and industrial construction is in compliance with applicable codes and ordinances
  • Issues building, plumbing, and electrical permits
  • Reviews all construction plans
Building Inspector Office Hours are temporarily cancelled.
Inspections can be scheduled by calling (415) 927-5033 or email

Certified Access Specialist

The City of Larkspur utilizes a Certified Access Specialist (CASp) for disability access and American's with Disabilities Act (ADA) code inquiries. Please contact Daryl Phillips at Phillips Seabrook Associates at (707) 544-9500, for more information.