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. Bexar County is currently under a burn ban effective July 25, 2017.
    Burning is not permitted today, September 22, 2017.
    Please contact the Fire Marshal's Office at 210-335-0300 to obtain a permit to burn.

    Today's Keetch-Byram Drought Index (KBDI) is 503.


  1. Starting Saturday, September 23, 10-digit dialing is mandatory!

    10-digit dialing will become mandatory starting Saturday, September 23, 2017, requiring all calls to be dialed with 10 digits for local calls and 11 digits for long distance. Read more about the change >
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    While Bexar County has been actively working to help protect residents from mosquitoes and West Nile, there are things you can do to help protect yourself! Learn how to help prevent West Nile from spreading
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    The US Small Business Administration can help provide relief to those affected by the storms and tornadoes occurring February 19-20. See what SBA loans are available & how to qualify.
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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

    NATHAN P. MENDENHALL
    Chief Inspector

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