Division of Fire Prevention and Investigation

Image of Fire Inspector instructing San Francisco school children about fire preventionAbout Us

The San Francisco Fire Department's Division of Fire Prevention and Investigation is dedicated to providing the citizens of San Francisco with courteous professional service through continuous and efficient fire prevention practices, code enforcement, fire investigation, and public education. Our goal is to continuously improve training, teamwork, and consistency within our ranks so that we can better serve the public.

Learn more about this Division

Meet the Fire Marshal 

Division Highlights                                                               NFPA Safety Tip Sheets

NEW: 2016 Fire Department Administrative Bulletins, effective February 1, 2017 (Materials courtesy of NFPA; not produced by SFFD)
NFPA Safety Tip Sheets (link to nfpa.org)

NEW: Building Owners - Fire Safety Requirements for Apartments

Electrical Safety [English] (PDF)
NEW: Residents/Tenants - Fire Safety Information Electrical Safety [Spanish] (PDF)
  Heating Safety [English] (PDF)
Prevent Utility Line Disruption: Call 8-1-1 Before You Dig Heating Safety [Spanish] (PDF)
Notice to Building Owners & Managers Regarding Requirements for Roofing Contractors Smoke Alarms [English] (PDF)
  Smoke Alarms [Spanish] (PDF)





Lockbox Program

San Francisco Fire Code


SRO Hotel Fire Safety

Administrative Bulletins

Plan Check

Youth Firesetter Prevention & Intervention

Fee Information for Fire Prevention Services

 Inspection/Violation/UST Records


 Online Payment for Services & Fees

Fire Incident Reports


Fire & Life Safety Information

Residential Care Facility/Day Care Facility/

Fire Inspector Phone List & District Map (PDF)

Vital Building Information Form (MS Word)

 SF Department of Building Inspection

Terms of Notice of Fire Code Violations

CA Contractors State License Board
Hire a Licensed Contractor


UL Certificate Verification Services

Starting a Small Business in SF
(Mayor's Office of Small Business)