Records
Custodian of Records
The Harris County Fire Marshal’s Records Administrator handles open records requests made to the Office of the Harris County Fire Marshal. Individuals seeking documents maintained by the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office should submit those requests to the Records Administrator.

Pursuant to Chapter 552.001 et seq.: The Harris County Fire Marshal has designated Ryan Sullivan, as the recipient of all requests for public information held by the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office.

Requests for public information shall be sent by writing to:

Ryan Sullivan
Records Administrator

Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office
7701 Wilshire Place Dr., Houston, TX 77040
By facsmile: (281) 436-8025
By email: fmorecords@fmo.hctx.net

Please allow up to 10 business days for processing.

For more information about the Public Information Act, visit the Texas Attorney General website.
HCFMO Records for Request
Fire Reports

The Harris County Fire Marshal is the authority having jurisdiction for maintaining fire records in unincorporated Harris County. Please call or visit during office hours to request a fire report.

  • We require the location and date of the fire. There is no charge for the public record as of April 1, 2002.
  • A copy of the detail report is available if the case is closed as an accidental fire.
  • There is a fee for photos if available.
  • You must visit during business hours.
  • You may either mail in a request or appear in person using the Fire Incident Request form.

Inspection Records

The HCFMO uses an inspection letter to indicate the current status of an inspection. Each letter is an “evergreen” document and changes each time there is a change of information. The letter includes the following about an inspection:

  • Current status of an inspection (compliant, nocompliant etc.).
  • Outstanding deficiencies at this particular occupancy.
The letter does NOT indicate:
  • Original status of an inspection.
  • Listing of corrected deficiencies.
  • Location or severity of each deficiency.
  • Deficiencies found during previous inspections.
  • Deficiencies at other occupancies at the same address location(i.e. strip center w/ multiple businesses).

To receive the latest inspection information for a facility, please send a written request with the address and occupancy by one of the following methods:


Duplicate or Replacement Documents

In accordance with the revised fee schedule effective June 1, 2019, there is a $65 fee for each duplicate or replacement of Certificate of Inspection, Certificate of Compliance or Maximum Approved Occupant Load Certificate. To request a duplicate or replacement document, please complete the Request for Duplicate or Replacement Documents form. This form must be completed and accompanied with a $65 cashier’s check or money order made out to the Harris County Fire Marshal at one of the following addresses:

Harris County Fire Marshal
7701 Wilshire Place
Houston, TX 77040

or

Harris County Fire Marshal
2318 Atascocita Rd.,
Humble, TX 77396

Walk-ins with exact cash are accepted.

Phase 1 Environmental Assessments

In accordance with the revised fee schedule adopted June 1, 2019, there will be a $65 fee for environmental assessments. To request an environmental report for a specific property, please complete and mail in an environmental report request form along with a $65 cashier’s check or money order made out to the Harris County Fire Marshal to the following address:

Attention: Environmental Assessment
Harris County Fire Marshal
2318 Atascocita Rd.,
Humble, TX 77396


All other requests for public information or records require a written request. Please complete a Public Records Request Form:
Please be specific describing what you need. Failure to list exactly what information you need could lead to a high cost to you.

You may submit the completed form by any of the following methods:

Fax your request: (281) 436-8005 By email: fmorecords@fmo.hctx.net Mail or hand deliver your request to:

Harris County Fire Marshal
2318 Atascocita Rd.,
Humble, TX 77396

For any specific questions about what types of records the HCFMO maintains, please call (281) 436-8000.
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