The Fire Department of the City of New York commonly issues records to the public. Below are instructions for obtaining common documents by mail or in-person, along with forms that are needed to complete the process. Note, all mail requests must include a check or money order for applicable fees payable to "NYC Fire Department" (no cash accepted). Include a stamped, self-addressed envelope. FDNY does not process record requests online. For in-person record requests go to:
FDNY Public Records Unit
9 MetroTech Center- First Floor
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201
Use the FLATBUSH AVENUE ENTRANCE
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm (except Holidays)
Have a question about the Record Request process?
The following record requests can be handled by mail or in person.
Ambulance Call Report/ Pre-Hospital Care Report
Fire Incident Report
Fuel Tank Special Report
Violation Special Report
Copy of a Violation
Get Record Request Form (PDF)
Many of the Fire Department's Records Request forms have been formally translated in a number of languages including Spanish, Chinese, Russian, and Hebrew. These forms are downloadable and printable.
The following record request can only be handled by mail.
Fire Marshal Investigation Report
Except as may be authorized by federal law, all subpoenas for Fire Department records must be "so ordered" by a judge. The so-ordered subpoena, together with the applicable subpoena fee, may be served on the Fire Department in-person in accordance with the requirements of the New York Civil Practice Law and Rules, to:
FDNY Bureau of Legal Affairs/CDLS Unit
9 MetroTech Center, 4th Floor
Brooklyn, New York 11201
You will be advised of the exact amount due for reproduction costs, if applicable.