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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.


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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.

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

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