Public Records Requests

The San Francisco Fire Department provides members of the public access to Department public records as permitted by the San Francisco Sunshine Ordinance and the California Public Records Act.


Fire Department Inspection/Violation/Permit Records Review

Requests to review inspection, fire code violation, and permit records for a property within San Francisco should be directed to the Bureau of Fire Prevention: Property File Research (Inspection/Violation/Permit History)


Fire Report Records (Fire Incident Reports; Fire Investigation Reports)

Requests to receive copies of incident reports generated under the rules and guidelines of the National Fire Incident Reporting System and/or reports generated when SFFD Fire Investigators perform an origin and cause investigation should be directed to the Bureau of Fire Investigation: Fire Reports


Fire Department Public Records

All other requests should be directed to the Public Records Officer.  To submit your request, please use our Public Records Request Form (PDF)

U.S. Mail:
San Francisco Fire Department
Public Records Officer
698 Second Street, Room 224
San Francisco, CA 94107

Fax: (415) 558-3407


Phone: (415) 558-3384


Fees for copies of records apply as designated by law.  Please refer to our Public Records Request Policy and Procedure for more information.


San Francisco Sunshine Ordinance Task Force