Public Facility Improvements

Helping our community, one building at a time.

The Marin County Department of Public Works (DPW) is responsible for the Capital Improvements Program (CIP), which implements upgrades and maintenance on the County-owned facilities that provide services to the Marin community. These facilities include the Marin County Civic Center, the Marin Center, the Marin Health & Wellness Campus, as well as County Fire Stations and Libraries. These efforts can also include building new facilities to expand the services to the public.
The workload undertaken is no small feat and many of the projects are large scale, requiring long term, strategic planning, feasibility studies and other technical analysis. With each fiscal year comes a new budget that dictates the number of projects that the CIP can address. Our goal is to effectively utilize our budget to provide the public with the maximum benefit by efficiently prioritizing and completing facility improvement projects.

Roof-top solar panels on Public Safety building in San Rafael

Annual CIP Budget Breakdown by Sources

The Marin County Board of Supervisors (BOS) currently funds the majority of the CIP budget from the County’s General Fund each fiscal year. However, in order to maximize the scope of the program, it is necessary to seek additional funding from a variety of possible sources each fiscal year, including but not limited to Marin County Library funds, Health & Human Services funds, and municipal bonds. This fluctuating budget makes the CIP vary in scope from year to year and address a diverse range of improvements across the County.
New Tomales Fire Station under construction