Fire Marshal

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Welcome to the Office of the Fire Marshal

The primary duty of the Bexar County Fire Marshal's Office (BCFMO) is to develop, foster and promote methods of protecting the lives and property of the citizens of Bexar County from fires, both natural and man-made hazards, and other significant events through the direct coordination and action with other public safety, private, and business communities. The BCFMO staff takes pride in the execution of this responsibility with the highest standards of professionalism, efficiency, integrity and accountability.

The BCFMO consists of five functions: Fire Code Compliance & Enforcement, Fire Prevention & Inspections, Fire/Arson Investigations, Fire Dispatch Communications, and Community Outreach Initiatives. The BCFMO staff provides rapid response to requests for investigations, inspections, fire code compliance, and emergency management assistance.

  1. Burning is recommended until 2:00 pm today, August 25, 2016.
    Today's Keetch-Byram Drought Index (KBDI) is 93.

  2. To request a burn permit for today, please visit the Burn Permit Form.

  1. Notice of 2016 Tax Year Proposed Property Tax Rate for Bexar County

    A tax rate of $ 0.30895 per $100 valuation has been proposed for adoption by the governing body of Bexar County. You are urged to attend and express your views at the public hearings on the proposed tax rate. Read more about the proposed tax rate hearings
  2. Notice of Public Hearing on the FY 2016-17 Proposed Budget

    The Commissioners Court will hold a public hearing to consider the FY 2016-17 Proposed Budget on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in the Double-Height Courtroom on the second floor of the Bexar County Courthouse. Read about the Proposed Budget Public Hearing
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Bexar County Fire Marshal



  1. Contact Information


    Bexar County Fire Marshal
    622 Dolorosa
    San Antonio, Texas 78207

    210-335-0300 Phone
    210-335-0330 Fax

  1. LOUIS CHRIS LOPEZ, III

    Fire Marshal

    JOHN D. ORTEGA, JR.
    Chief Investigator

    KEVIN K. WALTON

    Chief Inspector

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