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RVFD Permit Guide

Although the codes and standards for the different planning jurisdictions within Ross Valley Fire Department's area are similar, the planning and permit process varies greatly.  Please review the submission guidelines below carefully to avoid project delays.

  • 1. Visit your local planning department.

    Ross Planning Department

    Planning Dep't

    San Anselmo Planning Department

    Planning Dep't

    County of Marin Community Development Agency

    CDA - Current Planning

    Fairfax Planning Department

    Planning Dep't

    Fire Department Planning Checklist Icon2. Learn the codes and standards that apply to your project.

    3. Based on the scope of your project, planning officials will determine if planning review is required.

    Projects Ready for Building Department Review 

    Projects Requiring Fire Department Planning Review

    You are ready to visit your local Building Department.

    If the local Planning Department determines that your project requires Fire Department review or involvement in the planning stage, they will route a copy of relevant plans and documents to the Fire Department for review.

    Plan review submittals are evaluated for completeness.  In determining completeness, fire department personnel will evaluate factors such as available fire flow, fire apparatus access, and vegetative fuels.  If additional fire department permits or review is required, this will be noted as a requirement for Building Department conditions of approval.

    4. Review Comments and follow instructions to proceed.

    • The Planning Department will contact you when both the Building and Fire Departments complete their reviews and comments are ready for distribution.
  • Building Permit Process

    1. Visit your local Building Department

     Ross

     San Anselmo

     Sleepy Hollow

     Fairfax

    Visit

    Ross Planning Department

    Building Department

    Visit

    San Anselmo Planning Department

    Building Division

     Visit

    County of Marin Community Development Agency

    Building & Safety Division 

    At Building & Safety Division, obtain:

    1. Fire Jusrisdiction Transmittal Form (for issuing and relasing holds on building permits)
    2. County date-stamps on at least 2 sets of plans.

     

    Visit 

    Fairfax Planning Department

    Building Division 

    At Building Division, obtain:

    1. Fairfax Building Division date-stamps on at least 2 sets of plans.

     

    Submit Fire Department Forms directly to the Building Department.  The following must be included with your submission:

    1. Completed RVFD Plan Submittal Form.
    2. 1 set of architectural plans (wet stamped and signed).
    3. $320 Check made out to "RVFD" for the Plan Review Fee.

    Visit

    RVFD Icon

    RVFD Admin Office 

    Submit Fire Department Forms:

    1. Complete RVFD Plan Submittal Form.
    2. 2 set of architectural plans wet stamped and signed by the architect/designer and date-stamped by the County of Marin Building & Safety Division.
    3. $320 Check made out to "RVFD" for the Plan Review Fee. 
     Visit

    RVFD Icon

    RVFD Admin Office 

    Submit Fire Department Forms:

    1. Complete RVFD Plan Submittal Form.
    2. 2 set of architectural plans wet stamped and signed by the architect/designer and date-stamped by the Farifax Building Division.
    3. $320 Check made out to "RVFD" for the Plan Review Fee.

     Following Project Review

    Collect your plans and keeping them on the job-site

    Visit

    Ross Planning Department

    Building Department

    Visit

    San Anselmo Planning Department

    Building Division
    Visit

    RVFD Icon

    RVFD Admin Office
    Visit

    RVFD Icon

    RVFD Admin Office

    Fire Department comments are routed to the appropriate town Building Department.  Staff will contact you when reviews are complete.

    Once project work begins, an approved, town-stamped set of plans must be kept on-site at all times.

    Completed plans must be picked up at the Ross Valley Fire Department Administrative office at 777 San Anselmo Avenue during business hours.  

    Once project work begins, an approved, RVFD-stamped set of plans must be kept on-site at all times.

     

    Scheduling Inspections

    Please email prevention@rossvalleyfire.org to schedule an inspection.

  • Certain projects may require additional Fire Department Permits.  To determine if your project requires additional Fire Department Permits, please review the conditions of approval on your building permit or consult with your architect or engineer.

    If required, all plans and applications are to be submitted to the Ross Valley Fire Department Administration Office.

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    Fire Sprinklers

    Tents and Membrane Structures 

    Tents & Membrane Structures

    Fire Mains

    Private Fire Mains

     EventsBlack

    Events & Outdoor Cooking

    Fire Alarms

    Fire Alarms

     Hoods and Ducts

    Hood & Ducts

    VMP

    Vegetation Management Plans

    Photovoltaic Solar Systems

    Photovoltaic Systems

    Special Hazards

    Special Hazards

     
       
       
       

     

    Scheduling Inspections

    Please email prevention@roissvalleyfire.org  to schedule an inspection.

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

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