Houston Fire Department

Houston Fire Marshal Office

Jerry Ford
Assistant Fire Chief Jerry Ford

Fire Marshal, City of Houston
600 Jefferson, Ste. 700
Houston, TX 77002

The Fire Marshal's Office oversees the Arson Bureau which includes arson, origin/cause, intelligence, prosecution; and the Life Safety Bureau of the Houston Fire Department which includes inspection, education, enforcement, and code development.


Arson Tips (24 hour): 713.222.8477
HFD Arson Office: 832.395.8542

Inspections and Prevention

Hazards / Violations (Non-Business Hours): 713.884.3143
HFD LSB Office: 832.394.6900


Houston Permitting Center: 832.394.9000
1002 Washington Ave., ZIP 77002