The Fire Marshal's Office is responsible for the protection of life and property through code enforcement, plans review, fire inspections, and fire cause determination.
An Important Message From the Fire Marshal’s Office
Effective Sept. 16, 2013, the City of Austin has adopted the 2012 International Fire Code with local amendments. Subsequently the Austin Fire Department has revised the Fire Protection Criteria Manual through the City’s rule making process. Copies of either the ordinance or the criteria manual can be obtained from the office of the City Clerk (first floor of City Hall) or from the AFD Fire Marshal's Office (second floor of One Texas Center). Additionally, several new permits have been approved and are being required. Please see Approved Fee Schedule for a complete listing.
Fire Prevention Division:
Inspections - Conduct and coordinate fire and life safety inspections.
Special Events - Reviews all special events, assessing the fire safety needs and dictates the occupancy load for all enclosed venues.
Plans Review - Fire protection engineers review site plans, building plans and fire protection system plans for new and renovated structures within Austin.
Hazardous Materials Engineering - Oversight and inspection of occupancies that store hazardous materials, ensure compliance with appropriate regulations, and issue Hazmat permits.
Fire Investigations - Conduct fire cause determination, conduct criminal investigations, and arrest and prosecute violators.