Public Records Requests

Accessing reports and information is easy!

Step 1. Determine and select the type of report or record you require:

Medical and Billing Records

Fire Department Property Related Records

Fire Reports

Subpoena Services

Other Public Records Request

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.
  • 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: Public Records Officer | Phone: (415) 558-3300

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
Room 244
San Francisco, CA 94102-4689
Phone: (415) 554-7724 
Fax: (415) 554-5163 
Email: sotf@sfgov.org
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.