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Voter Registration forms are available in the Lobby of Marina City Hall at 211 Hillcrest Avenue, or requesting one to be mailed to you by calling 831-884-1278 and Monterey County Elections Office, 1340 B South Main St., Salinas CA 93901, phone: 831-796-1499.
Interested registered voters of Marina may apply at any time. For more information and an application, go to
Visit the Boards and Commissions web page for the latest roster of commissioners and committee members.
Marina Municipal Code Section 2.12
The Mayor's term of office is two years, and Council Members terms of office are four years.
Mayor Salary is $250 per month and Council Member is $200 per month.
Cost to receive by the U.S. Post Office is $55 (annual), or you can receive via email by calling the City Manager's office at (831) 884-1278.
City Council meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. for Closed Session and at 6:30 p.m. for Open Session in the City Council Chambers, 211 Hillcrest Avenue, Marina. Occasionally, a special meeting needs to be held, which requires 24 hour notice.
Commissioners serve for two (2) year terms.
Visit the legislative bodies agendas and minutes page:
Visit the Agenda Center.
Monterey County Courthouse in Marina Traffic Court: 831-883-5300, Ext 3011 Small Claims: 831-883-5300, Ext 3012 For Other Court Inquiries, go to monterey.courts.ca.gov
For details regarding affordable renting and home ownership in Marina visit
For a list of future development project affordable housing plans, please visit
The City of Marina business license is valid within the City limits.
Use and home-occupation permit – Planning Department (831) 884-1220
Fictitious business name filing – County of Monterey Clerk’s Office (831) 755-5450
Online at https://marina.hdlgov.com/
Telephone at (831) 920-3890
No, a City of Marina business license is required.
Yes, see City Ord. Ch. 5.20 http://www.codepublishing.com/CA/Marina/
Business exemptions include: charitable and nonprofit organizations, disabled veterans, minors (under sixteen years of age; see code), and artists and art exhibits (less than $1,000 per year). For proof of qualification, see City Ord. Ch. 5.12
Online at marina.hdlgov.com
The City business license expires on June 30th of each year. The business license tax is due on July 1st for the license period of July 1st – June 30th. For renewal process, see answer above.
See City Ord. Ch. 5.16. codepublishing.com/CA/Marina
Late payment penalties are applied as follows: August 1st -31st of 10%, Sept 1st – 30th of 35%, after Oct 1st of 50%. See City Ord. Ch. 5.16 codepublishing.com/CA/Marina
For change of address:
Update online at marina.hdlgov.com/
Telephone (831) 920-3890
For change of ownership:
A new business license application is required.
Apply online at marina.hdlgov.com or call (831) 920-3890
For information regarding the status of residential development and other strategic development projects, visit
To view the City's development opportunities, visit the
State law requires regular updates to the Housing Element to ensure relevancy and accuracy. These updates are currently required every eight years. The time from one update to the next is called a housing cycle. Marina is currently in the 5th housing cycle that began in 2015 and will end in 2023. The upcoming 6th Housing Element cycle will cover the next eight-year planning period (2023-2031).
Having an approved housing plan helps make Marina eligible for grants to help fund infrastructure to support housing development and more.
The RHNA decides the number of residential units the city must plan for in the Housing Element. The RHNA identifies the number of residential units required for each economic income segment, which includes very-low, low, moderate, and above-moderate incomes. The calculation of income levels is based on Area Median Income (AMI), which for Marina is $73,115 per year for a household of four.
While cities and counties do not generally build housing – that is the function of private developers – they do adopt plans, regulations and programs that provide opportunities for how and where housing development occurs. Although the Housing Element identifies sites that are available in the city to plan for future housing, it does not mean the property owner is required to build the housing within the next eight years or any time in the future. Rather, the City is required to identify sites that are suitable for development and may implement programs to support housing development.
In a word, density. The foundation of State’s Housing Element Law is based on the premise that density is a proxy for affordability. The idea being, the more housing units on a site (density) translates to lower construction costs per unit, which translates to lower rental/sale prices of those units (affordability). Based on this, California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) assigns minimum density figures to each income category. In Marina, HCD identified a zoning density of least 20 dwelling units per acre to be appropriate for the development of housing that can accommodate low-income households.
The updated housing plan must show the exact locations where future housing can be built and identify the potential number of homes that can be built at those locations. The City’s Housing Element will include an inventory of the sites that are compliant with current legislation and shows where housing units can be accommodated. The sites must be vacant or underutilized and have potential for development during the eight-year planning period. Some of the sites identified may be already zoned for housing that can accommodate a certain percentage of the RHNA income categories.
The City may establish criteria and eliminate sites based on the following:
Criteria to support housing on sites may include:
Per the HCD Site Inventory Guidebook, sites best suited to accommodate the RHNA for lower income households should include factors such as:
If you do not receive the renewal notice, you are still responsible for renewing your license before it expires. At the time of renewal you will pay the annual amount of business license tax and a $39 renewal fee. More...
Green Waste Recovery handles recycling for the City of Marina.
Generally, our agency does not release reports to anyone not listed on the report. We do not release any reports where juveniles are involved. We do not release arrest reports to the suspects in the case. Suspects wishing to obtain a copy of a police report must do so through their attorney or the District Attorney's Office
Green Waste Recovery is the contractor for trash pick up and other services.
• From Salinas-Via Blanco RoadTravel westbound on Blanco Road, bear right on Reservation Road, turn left on Seacrest Ave, Right on Carmel Ave, left on Sunset Ave and a right on Hillcrest Ave.
• From Salinas-Via Highway 68Travel west on Highway 68 to Reservation Road, turn left on Seacrest Ave, Right on Carmel Ave, left on Sunset Ave and a right on Hillcrest Ave.
• From Los AngelesTake the Laurel Drive exit, left on Laurel Drive; turn right on West Blanco Road, bear right on Reservation Road, turn left on Seacrest Ave, Right on Carmel Ave, left on Sunset Ave and a right on Hillcrest Ave.
• From San FranciscoTake Highway 101 South to the Monterey Peninsula. Exit Highway 156 West to the Monterey Peninsula. Highway 156 turns into Highway 1 south to Monterey Peninsula. Marina only has two exits into the City- Del Monte & Reservation Road.
-Exit Del Monte Boulevard; turn left at stop sign going over freeway overpass. Follow Del Monte Boulevard into town. Turn left on Palm Avenue (second traffic signal); right on Sunset and another right on Hillcrest.
-Exit Reservation Road, turn left at stop sign. Turn right at second traffic signal, staying on Reservation Road; right on Del Monte Boulevard; left at Palm Avenue; right on Sunset and another right on Hillcrest.
Parking Management Bureau (PMB)One University CircleTurlock, CA 95382
Monday-Friday 8am – 5pm (Pacific Time)
To pay for your parking violation:
• Make check payable to Parking Management Bureau• Provide the ticket number or license plate number on the check• DO NOT send cash
Mail check to:
Parking Management Bureau One University Circle Turlock, CA 95382You may also pay your citation via debit or credit card at the Parking Management Bureau's website located at www.pmbonline.org. *Only Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover are accepted.
If you wish to dispute your parking violation, you can do so by completing and submitting an Administrative Hearing Request form. This form can be found online at the Parking Management Bureau website at www.pmbonline.org.
- Unless disputed, all tickets must be paid within 21 days from the day they are issued or 14 days from the mailing date of the delinquency notice, which is sent to the registered owner of the vehicle.
-Failure to pay within this timeline will result in the first fine increase. You will then have 7-10 days to pay the amount before the fine increases a second time and a DMV hold on the vehicle registration is put in place. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Tickets issued for correctable violations may be signed off by an officer after having paid the appropriate fee to the department. You must first come to the main office of the Police Department during regular business hours and pay an administrative fee of $20.00 for signing off each citation. This is in addition to any fees or fines imposed by the court. We will not be able to sign off tickets for 16028(a) VC. (Evidence of Financial Responsibility) This must be done at the Marina Traffic Court.
Marina Police Department’s Community Services Officers do not handle wild animals. However, the SPCA Wildlife Division may be able to help. Wildlife emergencies during business hours can be reported by calling (831)373-2631, Ext. 227, or (831)442-4721, Ext. 227.
There is a $65 vehicle release fee. The fee must be paid in cash. This is a departmental fee and does not require any fees you will be required to pay the towing agency.