Local Smoke-Free Outdoor and Housing Ordinances
If your community does not have protection, please contact us.
City of Novato
Areas protected: outdoor cafes, bars and other outdoor workplaces as well as 100% of apartments, condos and townhouses. Includes protection from electronic smoking devices aerosols as well as marijuana fumes. Read this article in the Novato Chamber of Commerce News for an important update: https://business.novatochamber.com/news/details/new-smoking-law-gets-complicated-by-prop-64
To see all provisions, visit: Novato Smoke-Free Ordinance
County of Marin (unincorporated areas only, which includes Greenbrae, West Marin, and other areas but excludes 11 communities which have their own ordinances or upcoming public hearings).
To read the entire ordinance, click this link: https://library.municode.com/ca/marin_county/ordinances/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=772022
Protected areas: entrances, buffer zones around all multi-unit housing, outdoor cafes and other outdoor workplaces, parks, beaches and all County owned buildings and campuses including the Wellness Campus, Clinics, and all buildings and campuses. Ordinance includes protection from electronic smoking devices as well as tobacco and marijuana smoke.
Ordinance includes protection for 100 percent of all multi-unit housing including duplexes, apartments, condos, townhouses and other shared interest housing. Downtown areas and outdoor cafes, bars and construction sites are all 100% free from tobacco, hookah or marijuana smoke and electronic smoking devices including e-hookah pens, mods and e-cigarettes. Recently the San Rafael City Council updated their Tobacco Retailer Licensing ordinance to include: Tobacco-free Pharmacies and bans on flavored tobacco and electronic smoking devices (vapes). See links below for ordiances.
See smoke-free ordinance on this page: San Rafael Smoke-Free Ordinance
See Tobacco Retailer Licensing Ordinance on this page: San Rafael TRL/Flavor and Menthol Ban and Tobacco-Free Pharmacy ordinance link
Protection from tobacco and marijuana smoke as well as toxic aerosols from electronic smoking (vaping) devices in minimum of 75% of apartments and condos in complexes with four or more units, including decks, porches and patios, and in outdoor cafes, parks, playgrounds, public events and farmer's markets.
To see all provisions, click this link: Full Text of Ordinance
or copy and paste this URL into your browser: http://www.town-of-fairfax.org/pdfs/council/ordinances/Ord%20754%20Smoking%20Ordinance.pdf
Provides protection from tobacco or marijuana smoke in outdoor dining areas and entrances.
Ross Smoke-Free Ordinance or copy and paste this URL into your browser: http://www.townofross.org/sites/default/files/fileattachments/administration/page/237/6.18_smoking_regulations.pdf