Public Records Requests
Accessing reports and information is easy!
Step 1. Determine and select the type of report or record you require:
Step 2. complete the form and submit, email, mail or fax as indicated on the form
Step 3. Allow 48 hours for confirmation your request has been received
Additional Information & Disclosures
- 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 Report Records are generated under the rules and guidelines of the National Fire Incident Reporting System when SFFD Fire Investigators perform an investigation.
- Fees for copies of records apply as designated by law. Please refer to our Public Records Request Policy and Procedure for more information.
- Click here to search for Fire Department Property Inspection Records, Violation and Permit History
Public Records Request Questions
Once a request has been submitted through one of the forms indicated above please direct questions to our Public Records Officers.
Medical and Billing Records: Phone: (415) 920-2956 | Fax: (415) 920-2962
Recent Fire Incident Records: FireRequests@sfgov.org | Phone: (415) 920-2933
Fire Department Property Related Records: FirePublicRecords@sfgov.org | Phone: (415) 558-3384
Other Public Records: FireSunshineRequests@sfgov.org | Phone: (415) 558-3611
Records Request Complaints
A requesting party who believes that the Department has improperly withheld a record or otherwise failed to fulfill its obligations under the City's Sunshine Ordinance may also file a complaint with the San Francisco Sunshine Ordinance Task Force by submitting the complaint to:
Sunshine Ordinance Task Force
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102-4689
Phone: (415) 554-7724
Fax: (415) 554-5163
Business Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Except Legal Holidays)
The Task Force will review the matter and hold a hearing if it deems one is necessary. If the Task Force determines that the Department has improperly withheld a record, the Task Force will order the Department to release the record.
Click here for more information on how to file a complaint or concern.