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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find emergency preparedness information?
Does the City offer Mediation Services?
Does the City require yard and lot maintenance? If so, why?
What if I see a fallen tree or limbs?
Who keeps the trees trimmed?
Where can I find a C.P.R. class in Mill Valley?
Where are the Mill Valley fire stations located?
What is the I.S.O. rating for the City of Mill Valley?
Where can I find information on C.E.R.T trainings and schedules?
How would I donate my house for fire department training?
How do I become a volunteer firefighter with the Mill Valley Fire Department?

Q: Where can I find emergency preparedness information?
A:
Q: Does the City offer Mediation Services?
A:

Mediation thumbnailLooking for Mediation Services?  The City of Mill Valley participates in the County of Marin Mediation Services Program to offer mediation services to residents of the City of Mill Valley. Click here to learn more.

 

Q: Does the City require yard and lot maintenance? If so, why?
A:

Yes, the City requires you to trim or cut down trees that pose a danger of falling or obstruct the vision of motorists. Shrubs which boarder a yard along a sidewalk should also be kept clear from obstructing vehicular traffic or encroaching onto a sidewalk. Trim overgrown grass and vegetation or remove the grass and clippings from your property. Clear brush, weeds and dry grass from 30 to 100 feet around your home. The Mill Valley Fire Department can help you determine the exact distance based on slope, wind, neighborhood density, house construction, etc.


 

Q: What if I see a fallen tree or limbs?
A:

If the tree is within the city limits of Mill Valley and is on City property you should contact the Mill Valley Parks & Recreation department @ 415-383-1370 with the location of the tree or limbs.

If the tree is within city limits and is blocking a public right of way or roadway contact the Mill Valley Parks & Recreation department @ 415-383-1370 (M-F 9am-5pm) and after hours call the Mill Valley Police Department @ 415-389-4100 with the location of the tree or limbs.

If the tree is on private property and has fallen onto private property contact the property owner.

If the tree is touching electrical wires contact PG&E 800-743-500 or the Mill Valley Fire Department at 389-4130.

If the tree is outside of the city limits, but is on county property contact County of Marin Public Works @ 415-499-7877.

 

Q: Who keeps the trees trimmed?
A:

Tree maintenance is the responsibility of the Parks Department (388-4242).

 

Q: Where can I find a C.P.R. class in Mill Valley?
A:
Information on upcoming C.P.R. classes can be obtained by calling Mill Valley Parks and Recreation at 415-383-1370 or by downloading the Adult & Teen Activity Guide found on the Adult and Teen Classes page of the Parks and Recreation website.
Q: Where are the Mill Valley fire stations located?
A:

Mill Valley Fire Station 6 is located at Mill Valley City Hall:

Address:   26 Corte Madera Ave
                 Mill Valley, CA 94941
Phone:     415-389-4130 
Fax:         415-389-4160

For driving directions, click here.

Mill Valley Fire Station 7 is located at the Public Safety Building:

Address:   1 Hamilton Drive
                 Mill Valley, CA 94941
Phone:     415-389-4130
Fax:         415-389-4186 fax

For driving directions, click here.

Q: What is the I.S.O. rating for the City of Mill Valley?
A:
Insurance Services Office ( I.S.O.) is an independent organization that serves insurance companies, fire departments, insurance regulators and others by providing information about risk.  I.S.O. collects information about municipal fire-protection efforts and assigns a Public Protection Classification-a number from 1-10.  Class 1 represents exemplary fire protection and a Class 10 indicates the fire suppression program does not meet minimum criteria.  The City of Mill Valley is a Class 3.
Q: Where can I find information on C.E.R.T trainings and schedules?
A:
Information on C.E.R.T. can be obtained at any Marin fire station or by calling 415-380-1100.
Q: How would I donate my house for fire department training?
A:
Contact Battalion Chief Jeff Davidson at 415-389-4130.
Q: How do I become a volunteer firefighter with the Mill Valley Fire Department?
A:
Information on becoming a volunteer firefighter can be obtained by calling Mill Valley fire station 7 at 415-389-4130.

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