The County would like to remind LVHA homeowners whose property abuts a creek should be aware of many Marin County Ordinances. 

Property owners must keep the creek free of obstructions or potential obstructions and may not enlarge their property because you may be in violation of one of the following ordinances: 

You may also be in violation of California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG), and/or State Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB) regulations.

Please be aware that one may be held liable for any damages to property or from a pollution discharge if fill/debris falls into the creek. In addition one may be subject to civil liability. 

Property owners must maintain a minimum 2:1 bank-slope. A permit is required for any fill and grading done within fifty feet of the creek.

Please do not put any debris onto the creek banks. During high rains this can flow into the creek and cause a blockage downstream thereby causing damage to homes or property.