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Permitting requirements are governed by City ordinances, zoning regulations and various state building code requirements. Please see the listing below for information on various permits provided by the City of Novato. 

NEW! Business Counter
An online tool, powered by Open Counter, to help businesses navigate the City's permit process. Businesses will be able to look up zoning requirements, permits and fees. Just answer a few questions about your business to receive a customized report on the permits, licenses, and estimated fees required for your project.

NEW! Zoning Check
Select a land use and location to see how the zoning code will impact your project. This also helps applicants understand their options before choosing a location for their business.

Community Development
Building 
Code Enforcement and Resale 
Planning & Zoning 

 

Public Works
Forms & Resources

 

Other Permits & Applications 
Business Licenses 
Police  
Parks, Recreation and Community Services 

 

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