Public Records Request Policy
The Department of Forestry and Fire Management requires a public records request form be filled out for all applicable requests. As required by ARS Title 39, Ch. 1, Part 2, DFFM is required to disclose public records in a reasonable amount of time after a request for disclosure has been made and documented on the agency form. DFFM, however, may deny a request to disclose all or part of a public record when the material requested contains information that is protected from disclosure by federal or state statute. Please note: documents and materials destroyed pursuant to the agency's retention schedule are not public records subject to disclosure.
*** For Office of the State Fire Marshal record requests regarding private structure investigation reports, please contact that local jurisdiction *** Example: For a report at 123 Maple Street, Phoenix, Arizona, please contact the Phoenix Fire Department
How to Submit
Beginning March 1, 2023, all DFFM public records requests will only be accepted via our online portal.*
Please follow the instructions in the portal and on the records request form prior to submitting.