Fire Prevention

Effective October 1st, 2017, ESD4 will no longer operates it's own fire department, but will instead contract with the City of Austin Fire Department to provide emergency response. Similarly, the ESD will no longer administer a Fire Code. 


The Travis County Fire Marshal's office will assume the responsibilty for the following Fire Code functions:

  • Site plan review and permitting.

  • Building and maintenance inspections.

  • Fire Inspections.

  • Fire Investigations. 

During the months of July, August and September 2017 ESD4 personnel will be working with the Travis County Fire Marshal's office to cooperatively work the projects that are currently under way. 

Effective July 1st, however, ESD4 will not initiate any NEW projects or issue any NEW permits. 

New projects should be intiated with the Travis County Fire Marshal's office. 




If you need an inspection for a Day Care, School, Foster Home or any other type of business, we suggest you read over our Pre-Inspection Guidelines to help you get ready.  Our office is located at 11800 North Lamar Blvd, Suite 4B.  Call us at 512-836-7566 or email us at