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 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.
The Insurance Service Office (ISO) assigns two ratings to the City of Austin based upon there examination of our personnel and resources. Austin Fire Department is assigned a Public Protection Classification (PPC) rating of 1, with 1 being the most desirable and 10 being the least desirable. The City of Austin is also evaluated for its effectiveness in enforcing the Building Code, which AFD is also involved in. The City has a Building Code Effectiveness Grade Scale (BCEGS) of 4, with 1 being the most desirable and 99 being the least desirable.
These ratings are specific to property owners within the City of Austin and do not include other fire departments within Travis County. Travis County property owners will need to contact their respective fire department for its specific ISO rating. The Building Code Effectiveness Grade Scale for Travis County is 99.