Welcome to Ross Valley Fire Department | Emergencies: Dial 9-1-1


    Did you receive a NOTICE OF DEFENSIBLE SPACE INSPECTION?  If you received a notice, you may have questions about the meaning of the different requirements and specific hazards noted.  Click here to see FAQs and learn more about the requirements.

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    All Marin residents must register their cell phones, VoIP phones, and landlines to receive emergency alerts by call, text, email, or app from Alert Marin. Register contact numbers for all family members so they’ll receive a warning when emergencies threaten your community. Practice evacuation drills regularly!

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Fire Sprinklers



    Fire sprinkler requirements differ by structure type: commerical structures, residential structures other than one and two family dwellings, and residential dwellings. All systems can be designed to meet higher standards. 

    Systems are typically designed and installed by a C-16 licensed fire protection contractor. All copies of the plans shall be wet-stamped and signed by the licensed designer.

    • Commercial structures need to comply with NFPA 13.
    • Residential structures other than one and two family dwellings need to comply with NFPA 13R and local standards.
    • Residential dwellings need to comply with NFPA 13D and RVFD Standard 401D

    pdf401D Residential Fire Sprinkler System Standard




    Submit to RVFD Administrative Office, 777 San Anselmo Avenue, San Anselmo, Monday-Thursday, 8:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-5:00pm:

    • Completed RVFD Plan Submittal Form
    • Two sets of plans (wet-stamped and signed), two sets of cut sheets and calculations
    • The minimum permit fee is listed in the current Fee Schedule.  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.

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




    • 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. Completed plans can be picked-up at RVFD Administrative Office.





    • 48 hour advanced notice is required for scheduling inspections. To schedule an inspection email: prevention@rossvalleyfire.org
    • Fire Sprinkler Systems require two inspections: a hydro/rough and a final. Both inspection fees are included in the initial sprinkler system submission fee.
    • Re-inspections or failures to comply will result in an additional inspection fee of $110 per visit.



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