Welcome to Ross Valley Fire Department | Mark Mills, Fire Chief

Residential & Commercial Plans


  • In the building construction phase, the applicant submits a completed package of drawings and supporting documentation to the building depatment for the purpose of constructing, altering or modifying a structure.

    A complete and thorough review of the plans will be completed by the Ross Valley Fire Department to ensure compliance with the adopted fire code.

    Projects that require additional fire permits, such as fire sprinklers, vegetation managemnt plans, fire alarms, etc. shall be noted as deferred submittals.

    All fire code requirements including deferred submittals shall be listed and noted on the plans. 

     

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    The California Fire Code is adopted by each jurisdiction, with local amendments. See links below:

    Town of Ross

    Town of San Anselmo

    Town of Fairfax

    For specific building code requirement refer to the links below to be redirected to the local codes and standards or contact the Building Department for specific questions:

    htmlTown of Ross

    htmTown of San Anselmo

    htmSleepy Hollow Fire Protection District

    htmlTown of Fairfax

    Contact Information:

     

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    All construction permit applications start at each respective building department.  Please refer to the local building department for submission requirements:

     

    Applications for the Town of Ross or the Town of San Anselmo

    When submitting applications to the Town of Ross and the Town of San Anselmo also submit the following:

    • A completed RVFD Plan Submittal Form.
    • One set of architectural or engineered blue line drawings (wet-stamped and signed).
    • The minimum plan review fee is set forth in the current Fee Schedule (fees include a plan submission, plan review & single inspection).
    • These fees are the minimum charge for a typical application. Additional charges may apply for large projects and re-inspections, or failures to comply, which result in additional inspections.

    Residential or Commercial Construction Projects typically require a minimum of 2 hours.

    Fees are due at the time of plan submittal and the accepted methods of payment include:

    Applications for the Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District or the Town of Fairfax

    Projects in the Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District and the Town of Fairfax must first be date stamped by the building department and the applicant must complete a building department cover sheet. In addition to these items, please submit to the RVFD Administrative Office:

    • A completed RVFD Plan Submittal Form.
    • Two sets of architectural or engineered blue line drawings (wet-stamped and signed) with a building department date stamp.
    • For projects in Sleepy Hollow, a Fire Jurisdiction Transmittal Form provided by the Marin County Building Division.
    • The minimum plan review fee is set forth in the current Fee Schedule (fees include a plan submission, plan review & single inspection).
    • These fees are the minimum charge for a typical application. Additional charges may apply for large projects and re-inspections, or failures to comply, which result in additional inspections.

    Residential or Commercial Construction Projects require a minimum of 2 hours.

    Fees are due at the time of plan submittal and the accepted methods of payment include:

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    • Expected turnaround time is 10 business days, there is no over-the-counter review.
    • Applicant will be notified by phone when plan review comments are ready. For the Town of Fairfax and the Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District completed plans can be picked-up at RVFD Administrative Office. For the Town of Ross and the Town of San Anselmo, Ross Valley Fire Department comments are routed to the Town Building Department, who will then notify applicants.

     

     

     

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    •  48 hour advanced notice is required for scheduling inspections. To schedule an inspection email: prevention@rossvalleyfire.org or call: (415) 258-4673.

     

Our Mission

To protect the lives, property and environment of Ross, San Anselmo, Sleepy Hollow and Fairfax through education, prevention and community service in a professional and caring manner that is fair, honest, respectful and ethical.

Contact Us

Ross Valley Fire Department
777 San Anselmo Avenue
San Anselmo, CA 94960 USA
Tel: (415) 258-4686

For Emergencies, Dial 9-1-1