Many projects require planning department review prior to the building permit application process. In these cases the Town Planning Departments (Ross, San Anselmo and Fairfax) will request Ross Valley Fire Department to review the projects.
The Town will route planning applications to the Ross Valley Fire Department for a courtesy review. The purpose of the fire department review is to advise the applicant, as early as possible, should plans conflict with fire code regulations. An example would be if a fire apparatus accees road is required, the location or design of the structure may need to be altered.
All design plans and correspondences are routed through the Town Planning Department. A complete review is completed during the Building Construction submittal phase.
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Projects Requiring Fire Department Planning Review
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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.
A $320 fee will apply to all fire department planning reviews.
Requirements differ by jurisdiction. Click the links below to be redirected to the local codes and standards or contact the local planning department for specific questions:
Local Municapal Codes
Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District
Local Planning Departments:
Please refer to the Project Process and Permit Guide, or your local planning department, for submission requirements:
A fee is required for all plannning reviews. Fees are set forth in the current Fee Schedule.
Plans are submitted to the Planning Department and should follow all requirements stipulated by the specific Planning Department.
Please note: in addition to Planning Department requirements, plans should include, a site plan showing apparatus access and the closest fire hydrant location. Including as much detail early in the process will result in a more thorough review.
Many of the planning departments require a Vegetation Management Plan (VMP) as part of their submission requirements.
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Ross Valley Fire Department
777 San Anselmo Avenue
San Anselmo, CA 94960 USA
Tel: (415) 258-4686