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.

    Click here to learn more

  • Register for Emergency Alerts

    Marin County Emergency Alert System

    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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Vegetation Management Plans


     VMPsIn areas at risk from wildfires, California law requires landowners implement and maintain a Defensible Space landscape area between buildings and potential approaching wildfires. In addition, new buildings must be protected by a Fuel Modification Zone.

    All new homes and structures, subdivisions, and buildings undergoing substantial remodel, within the Wildland-Urban Interface, are required to provide a Vegetation Fuels Managment Plan (VMP) addressing both Defensible Space and a Fuel Modification Zone.

    Below is the link to the local standard for Vegetation Management Plans: 


    pdfVegetation Fuels Managment Plan 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 in accordance with RVFD Standard 220
    • 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.

    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.


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