Public Works 

Public Infrastructure


The Department of Public Works is responsible for the maintenance and improvement of all public infrastructure, and oversees, manages, and supervises the town personnel and private contractors who perform this work. Public infrastructure includes:
  • Public Buildings
  • Parks and Playgrounds
  • Public Streets
  • Traffic Signs and Markings
  • Street Lights and Traffic Signals
  • Median Landscaping
  • Flood Control Facilities

Flood Hazards


Public Works also ensures that property owners comply with FEMA requirements within the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA).  This includes issuing a Floodplain Development Permit for all work in the SFHA.  Learn more by visiting our Flood Protection page. 

As part of being a FEMA Community Rating System (CRS) Level 6 community, the Town of Corte Madera is responsible for providing an annual progress report on implementation of the Floodplain Management Plan of the over-arching Marin County Multi-Jurisdiction Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (MCM LHMP).  The annual progress report for Corte Madera can be found here

Permit Applications and Checklists


The Department issues permits for work in the public right-of-way, and for certain grading and drainage activities on private property.  These permits include:

Related Service Providers

The Town of Corte Madera is served by the following local, State, and Federal agencies:

Related Documents