Civil Submittals


  • Permanent emergency vehicle access shall meet City standards.
  • Access roads during construction shall meet requirements of the City Fire Department.
  • Access roads shall be provided at construction sites prior to any combustible storage or combustible construction.
  • Emergency vehicle access roads shall be a minimum width of 20' paved. The required width shall not be obstructed.
  • Vertical clearance must be a minimum of 13 ft. 6 inches.
  • Access roads shall meet City Standards for grade.
  • The turning radius of all access roads shall be a minimum of 20' inside and 40' outside.
  • Additional width may be required for special circumstances, such as a high-rise building.
  • Emergency vehicles shall be able to reach within 150' of all portions of the bottom floor of all buildings.
  • Cul-de-sacs that exceed 500 feet in length need a secondary access meeting Fire Department approval.
  • Permanent gated access must be openable by a method acceptable to the Fire Department.
  • "Fire Lanes" may be established as required for fire apparatus access.


  • Dead-end access roads that exceed 150 feet in length need an approved turnaround.
  • Turnarounds for streets shall be cul-de-sacs meeting City standards.
  • Turnarounds for driveways serving no more that four residences may be hammerheads meeting Fire Department specifications.

Water Supply:

  • For underground fireline plan submittal and installation see Information Bulletin #99-01.
  • The inspection of all underground firelines and associated devices shall be done by the Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety.

Fire Hydrants:

  • Fire hydrants in residential subdivisions shall be spaced a maximum of every 500 linear feet.
  • Fire hydrants in commercial, industrial or multifamily residential areas shall be spaced a maximum of 300 linear feet.
  • On-site fire hydrants shall be provided where buildings exceed 150 feet driving distance from a water supply on a public street.
  • On-site mains and fire hydrants shall be capable of providing the required fire flow.
  • When a building is equipped with an automatic sprinkler system a fire hydrant shall be provided within 50' of the fire Department connection (FDC).
  • Fire hydrant placement shall meet the Fire Department approval to coincide with fire tactics and equipment.
  • Fire hydrants shall be installed along both sides of divided streets.
  • Fire hydrants shall be in service prior to any combustible construction or storage.
  • The installation and inspection of fire hydrants, although required to be approved by the Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety, will be inspected by the Engineering Department of the City.