What to do for Illegal Stormwater Discharges
Follow steps below to confidentially report an illegal discharge (eg. litter, sediment, oil, paint, wash waters, etc.) into a storm drain, creek, wetland, bay or ocean.
If you are witnessing an illegal discharge
- During normal business hours call your local illegal discharge contact listed below.
- After normal business hours call the Marin County Sheriff non-emergency line (415) 473-7233.
- For an emergency or a spill involving hazardous materials or hazardous waste call 911 or your local Fire Department
- For spills into creeks, wetlands, bays or the ocean: call the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) at (800) 852-7550
If the discharge has already occurred and is not an emergency or immediate threat
- Complete this online form or contact your local stormwater agency listed below.
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MCSTOPPP Local Contacts: Illegal Discharges or Creek Violations
|Belvedere||(415) 435-3838||Robert Zadnik|
|Corte Madera||(415) 927-5057||Chris Good|
|County Unincorporated||(415) 473-6583||Will Stockard|
|Fairfax||(415) 458-2370||Mark Lockaby|
|Larkspur||(415) 927-5017||Scott Metcho or Bob Quinn|
|Mill Valley||(415) 384-4820||Dante Rovero|
|Novato||(415) 899-8989 (Code Enforcement) or (415) 899-8286 (Mike)||Mike Halvorsen|
|Ross||(415) 453-8287 (ext.163)||Anthony Alcozer|
|San Anselmo||(415) 258-4616||Sean Condry|
|San Rafael||(415) 485-3373||John Shindelus|
|Sausalito||(415) 289-4192||Pat Guasco|
|Tiburon||(415) 435-7354||David Eshoo|
Other Agency Violations
- To report habitat destruction, fish kills, or poaching, call the California Department of Fish and Wildlife at 1-888-334-2258.
- To report pesticide misuse or contamination, call the Department of Agriculture Weights and Measures at 415-473-6700.
- To report litterers (trash, cigarettes, items blowing from untarped truck/trailer loads) on the highways/freeways call the Highway patrol M-F 8am-5pm at 1-707-551-4100. Please include: Date and time of incident, License plate number, Car make and model, Location where you saw the incident, Which person in the vehicle threw the cigarette and/or trash.