About the Office of the State Fire Marshal
The Office of the State Fire Marshal, under the Department of Forestry and Fire Management, is responsible for inspecting 15,000 state and county-owned buildings. Each year, Deputy Fire Marshal's inspect nearly 3,200 buildings, including schools.
The duties of the Office of the State Fire Marshal serve to reduce hazards to life and property through enforcement of the Arizona Fire Codes. The office shall perform its duties by conducting inspections and fire investigations, by providing public education, and by adopting fire prevention codes.
As part of the fiscal year 2017 budget, the Office of the State Fire Marshal has been consolidated into the Department of Forestry and Fire Management. The consolidation aids in government efficiency, preserves critical functions, and has the potential for cost savings. All of the Fire Marshal's previous powers have been preserved and became part of the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management's mission.
***Effective January 31, 2017*** we will no longer be accepting Permit Applications for the Installation, Modification or Decommissioning of Underground Storage Tanks on behalf of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ). All permits issued before this date will receive the necessary inspections by the Office of the State Fire Marshal.
If you have need of these services after January 31, 2017 or have questions regarding the installation or decommissioning of underground storage tanks please contact ADEQ at (602)771-4196 or see the ADEQ Website.
Important Documents and Links
Public Records Request
Permit Application, Inspection and Payment Portal
ATTENTION: We are currently experiencing unexpected technical difficulties with our new portals. Every effort is being made to correct these issues as soon as possible. Apologies for any inconvenience; we appreciate your patience and understanding.
Please Note: Upon registration of a new account through the Permit Application and Payment portal, you will receive an email with instructions to set up your password and complete the registration process. If you do not go to your email and complete the last steps, your account will not be created. If you are unable to find the registration email in your normal inbox, please check your spam and/or junk mail folders for the email.
The average plan review process is currently running approximately 30 to 40 days. Please click on the Permit Application Que Report to view your current application status:
Permit Application Que Report
Fire Safety Inspection Request Portal
The Fire Safety Inspection Request is for non-permitted inspections only. All inspections for permitted work must be submitted through the Permit Application, Inspection and Payment Portal.
New fireworks regulations under ARS 36-1601 through 36-1609, regulate where fireworks can be bought, sold, and used in Arizona. Fireworks sales are also restricted to certain times of the year and types of fireworks that are able to be purchased. Fireworks are never allowed on state for federal lands.
Arizona Fire School
The 2023 Arizona Fire School expo will occur Wednesday, September 6 through Sunday, September 10, 2023.
Please use the following link for more information: https://azfiretraining.org/fire-school/
This year will be the 50th Annual Arizona Fire School, which will provide educational sessions from Basic Skills Training, Fire Prevention, Investigation, to Fire Leadership. It is one of the best training experiences available at any venue in Arizona.
Registration for 2023 Fire School will be available in Summer 2023.