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Vegetation Management Plans

Plan Submittals

NEW! Effective January 1, 2023, all permit applications and  plan reviews must be submitted digitally. Paper plans/applications will not be accepted.

The following is intended to guide the applicant how to apply for a fire permit or plan review:

  1. Download and complete the Plan Submittal Application PDF Document.
  2. Submit plans and the completed application in PDF format to planreview@rossvalleyfire.org
    • Include supporting documentation when applicable:
      • Cut Sheets and Calculations
      • Permit Applications (from Towns or County)
      • Documentation of application Fees (from Towns or County)
  3. Fire fees will be invoiced and sent to the applicant through SQUARE. Fees will be due at time of invoice.
    • The minimum permit fee is listed in our 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
  4. Once the review is completed and fees collected, plans with conditions will be returned to the applicant via email. 
  5. Approved plans and conditions of approval shall be readily available on-site for all inspections. 

** DISCLAIMER: Please disregard the information below. We are working on updating our website. The most accurate instructions on submitting a permit or plan review is above.


     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

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