Our Responsibilities

Records Building - 500 Elm Street, Suite 0500, Dallas TX 75202
Phone: (214) 653-7970

Responsibilities of the Dallas County Fire Marshal’s Office

Responsibilities include:

  • Respond to and investigate all fires in the County
  • Retain a 24 hour on-call status for all fire investigations, Hazmat response, and major disasters
  • Perform Foster Home / Licensed child care facility inspections in the following cities
    • Grand Prairie
    • Duncanville
    • Wilmer
    • Hutchins
    • Combine
    • Seagoville
    • Sunnyvale
  • Inspect and Issue Burn Permits in the County
  • Inspect and regulate firework stands
  • Perform annual life-safety and fire-prevention inspections in all County Buildings and Detentions Facilities
  • Assist in Law Enforcement activities as requested
  • Administer fire suppression operations in the unincorporated areas in the County with assistance of the Dallas County Fire and Rescue Department
  • Respond to other cities and surrounding counties for mutual aid in fire suppression and fire investigation operations
  • Work closely in the North Texas Arson Task Force committee
  • Members of the North Texas Joint Terrorism committee
  • Respond to suspicious packages in the County Buildings