Mill Valley Emergency Preparedness and Evacuation Planning

Are you and your family prepared?

Keep your eyes out for the Blue Evacuation Logos on the pavement. They can be found at the pedestrian routes to direct residents towards downtown Mill Valley. Remember, there may be more than one safe route out of your neighborhood.

When disaster strikes residents may be asked to evacuate their homes to evacuation assembly areas. Remember - residents should only take one car and even grab neighbors if possible. The more cars on the road, the longer evacuation will take. 

If you hear emergency warning sirens check local TV and radio stations for evacuation information and instructions. Do not call 911

The City of Mill Valley Evacuation Map was developed to show suggested evacuation routes out of the City. It includes primary and secondary street routes, our Steps, Lanes and Paths system and evacuation assembly areas. Depending on the type of emergency, there may be more than one route out of the City. Please familiarize yourself with your surrounding neighborhood and listen for instructions from emergency personnel when asked to evacuate.

To determine the alternate evacuation routes in your neighborhood:

  • Click on the above City of Mill Valley Evacuation Map link and then click "open."
  • One the map is open, enlarge or zoom the map to the size of your choice. 50%  is a good working size.
  • You can then scroll to your neighborhood using the horizontal or vertical arrows  at the bottom or side of the map.
  • To print your map, click on the print icon at the top of the page. When the print window opens, find the print range and click on current view.
  • Finally, click on "OK" to print out your evacuation map.

Take your family out walking and discover different routes out of your neighborhood!

Start your planning now:

  • Watch Mill Valley Emergency Preparedness and Evacuation video.
  • Develop an escape plan and discuss it with your family.
  • Walk your neighborhood before disaster strikes and look for alternate escape routes.
  • During high fire danger periods be prepared to evacuate.
  • Preload important papers, photos and your emergency supply kit.


  • Lives take priority over property.
  • Please evacuate when asked to do so.
  • Be prepared to evacuate on foot.

Stay Informed: 

Along with the City website, and alerts via Nixle, we use Social Media to keep the community informed. Follow us for updates: 

City of Mill Valley Twitter
Mill Valley Police Department Twitter
City of Mill Valley Facebook 

For more information, please visit the Emergency Preparedness Information webpage or contact Mill Valley Department or at (415) 389-4130.