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Tents & Membrane Structures

    TentsTents and other membrane structures are used for many different reasons including special events and camping. Tents greater than 400 square feet require approval prior to being erected. RVFD Standard #118 has been developed to assist in the preparation of your event.
    Tents are required to be properly anchored. A State Licensed Engineer may be required to provide documentation of structural stability for tents in excess of 1500 square feet.

    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 architectural or engineered blue line drawings (wet-stamped and signed), two sets of cut sheets and calculations
    • The minimum plan review fee is set forth in the current Fee Schedule based on square footage <1500sf or >1500sf (includes 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.



    • 48 hour advanced notice is required for scheduling inspections. To schedule an inspection email: prevention@rossvalleyfire.org.
    • After-hour or weekend inspection requests may require additional fees.

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