Live in Mill Valley

Welcome to Mill Valley: A Charming, Vibrant Haven at the Base of the Adventure-Laden Mt. Tamalpais


The Bay Area is rich with exciting cities and towns, from the iconic histories and artistic creativity of San Francisco and Oakland, the pastoral regions of Napa and Sonoma counties and the easy access to just about any activity you’re mind can conjure. Its ready access to outdoor recreation, locally grown foods and wellness practitioners helps residents lead healthy, vivacious lives. Its right-out-the-back-door premier parklands include Muir Woods National Monument, Point Reyes National Seashore and Golden Gate National Recreation Areae.

But right in the thick of it all is the City of Mill Valley – perched just north of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge – with 13,810 residents, is located in the redwoods of Marin County, north of San Francisco over the Golden Gate Bridge. The 94941 Mill Valley Zip code includes the unincorporated areas of Strawberry, Tamalpais Valley, Homestead Valley, Almonte and Alto and has a population of just over 20,000.

Mill Valley residents are highly educated, informed and engaged, with open arms and a focus on on making our community diverse, multi-modal friendly, environmentally conscious, trending heavily toward electric vehicles and with easy access to transit. There are also many small businesses that got their start in Mill Valley, including several who have been household names for decades, like Banana Republic, Smith & Hawken and Equator Coffees, to name just a few. Plenty of folks work at home-based businesses.

If you are interested in learning more about Mill Valley real estate, we invite you to speak to one of the local real estate agents listed in our Member Directory.

The City of Mill Valley is led by a professional City Manager and an elected City Council of five active and committed members from the community. The City Council receives input, develops and adopts policy, and resolves public issues. They formulate City policy, which reflects the needs of the public, and maintain a working knowledge of intergovernmental issues and how they will affect Mill Valley.

City of Mill Valley
City Hall: 26 Corte Madera Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941
(415) 388-4033 | City Hall Fax: (415) 381-1736
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon; 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.; Closed alternate Fridays


Important City of Mill Valley Links

City of Mill Valley Website

Doing Business in Mill Valley

Getting a Business License

Running a Business in a Commercial Space

Running a Business in a Home

Operating Under a Fictitious Name

Operating Sustainably (City Ordinances to Know About)

How to Do / Get Things Done in the City

Mill Valley Emergency Preparedness

Mill Valley Road Closures & Traffic Information

Mill Valley City Warnings & Alerts

About Mill Valley

The History of Mill Valley

Mill Valley Community

Mill Valley Government

Mill Valley City Departments

Mill Valley City Services

If you are thinking of moving to Mill Valley, please feel free to call the Mill Valley Chamber at (415) 388-9700 or stop by the Visitor’s Center.

We’re happy to help.

Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center
85 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941
(415) 388-9700

City Council Meetings
Join us at the Council Chambers at Mill Valley City Hall, 26 Corte Madera Avenue, on the 1st & 3rd Mondays each month at 5:30 p.m. for City Council meetings. Please check the City Calendar for any changes in meeting dates and times.

Welcome to Mill Valley, where community, nature, and a rich tapestry of life come together in perfect harmony. We invite you to explore, engage, and make Mill Valley your home.

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Mill Valley, CA 94941

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