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Our Purpose

What We Do

As authorized by State Law* and under the direction of the Fire Marshal, the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office is responsible for fire prevention, education, control and investigation in the unincorporated areas of Harris County. The Department also assists local municipalities when requested by their government representatives.


"Our mission is to safeguard the lives and property of residents in the unincorporated areas of Harris County through effective fire prevention, fire investigation, education, and emergency response."



Request Inspection

The Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office only inspects facilities located within Harris County and outside city limits.


Report Hazards

For fire or life safety hazard complaints, you have two choices; fill out our online form, or contact fmosupport@fmo.hctx.net


Operational Permits

An operational permit allows the applicant to conduct an operation or a business for which a permit is required.


Training & Education

The Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office Training section is a multi-purpose emergency services training provider. The HCFMO Training Field can provide both classroom and hands-on Hazardous Material Training for over-the-road trucking, rail, and pipeline incidents.


Special Event Permit

A Special Event permit is required to ensure the safety of those attending, working and operating the event.


Community Outreach

The HCFMO’s Community Outreach section provides a series of free informational programs designed to address fire/life safety issues for citizens in the unincorporated areas of Harris County.


Industrial Fire Code Exemption

Texas Local Government Code 233.062 (b), states that the fire code does not apply to those industrial facilities which have a fire brigade conforming to the requirement of the Occupational Health and Safety Administration.


Youth Firesetter Referral

The Youth Firesetter Intervention Program (YFIP) is designed to provide education and intervention for children who have misused fire. The goal is to prevent fires, injuries, deaths and destruction of property.



Contact Us

Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

Administrative Office

7701 Wilshire, Houston, TX 77040

Phone: (713) 274-1700

Fax: (281) 436-8005

Email: FMOSupport@fmo.hctx.net

HCFMO Training Facility

2318 Atascocita Rd., Humble, TX 77396

Phone: (713) 274-1700

Fax: (281) 436-8005

Email: FMOTraining@fmo.hctx.net