Subpoena Services

The Fire Department accepts subpoenas for records and appearances related to official Fire Department business ONLY. 

Subpoenas concerning personal matters will NOT be accepted. 

All subpoenas must be served as per the California Evidence Code and will NOT be accepted through mail or electronic delivery. 

Please follow the instructions for subpoena services at the links below as it applies to you: 

All subpoenas regarding a fire or medical incident that request a Fire Department member to appear at a legal hearing, deposition, trial, or other oral testimony MUST be hand-delivered AND include a $275 fee by check made payable to San Francisco Fire Department. 

For criminal subpoenas, a fee is not required.

Subpoenas MUST be served to:

San Francisco Fire Department
Bureau of Fire Investigation
1275 Third Street
San Francisco, CA  94158

Please include information on which SFFD incident is associated with the court case (e.g., SFFD Incident Number, or date and address of incident).

To ensure efficient service, please call ahead to arrange a drop-off time or for questions call the Bureau of Fire Investigation.

Subpoenas received incomplete or without payment may be subject to denial.

For SFFD procedures regarding serving subpoenas for medical and ambulance billing records, please continue to Medical & Billing Records - Requesting a Client's Records

Subpoenas requesting records in response to a non-medical fire incident, personnel records, or business records for use as evidence in a court of law MUST be hand-delivered AND include a $15 fee check made payable to San Francisco Fire Department. 

For criminal subpoenas, a fee is not required.

Subpoenas MUST be served to:

San Francisco Fire Department
Bureau of Fire Investigation
1275 Third Street
San Francisco, CA  94158

Please call ahead to arrange a subpoena drop-off time and or for questions click here to contact the Bureau of Fire Investigation

Subpoenas received incomplete or without payment will be subject to denial.