Downtown San Rafael - About Us
The Downtown San Rafael Business Improvement District (BID) is a 501 C(6) nonprofit corporation established to revitalize the downtown corridor and promote the common interests of Downtown businesses. Through attention to streetscape, marketing and promotions, special events and advocating on issues of safety, public parking and other factors affecting the economic vitality of the downtown district, the BID fulfills its mission.  

A BID is a special assessment district formed to fund services, activities and programs above and beyond services provided by the City, for the purpose of improving the common areas and strengthening businesses within the district.

There are hundreds of successful BID’s across the U.S. All business owners within the defined district pay an assessment fee in order to equitably distribute the costs and benefits of the agreed-upon services. 





About The BID

Map of BID Boundaries
Contact Us
All licensed businesses within the BID boundaries pay an annual assessment. 
Click here for the 2015 assessment schedule based upon your location and type of business.
The Business Improvement District was renewed for 2016 by City Council on November 2nd, 2015.   

As part of that process, the BID submitted an annual report on 2015 activities, and a proposed budget and work plan for 2016, Council accepted the proposed changes for 2016.

Below are the following documents included in the renewal packet. These items were mailed to each member.

2015 annual report
2016 work plan

Phone: 415-261-7560
Office: 817 Mission Avenue, San Rafael, California 94915
Mailing: PO Box 151050, San Rafael, California 94915