Fire Investigations

The State Fire Marshal assists local criminal justice agencies with the investigation of suspected arson.  By law, information about these investigations is confidential until the final report is issued. For more information, you may wish to contact the local fire department directly.

North Dakota Fire Department Contact Information

Certificate of Existence

Fire departments and fire protection districts must file a Certificate of Existence with the State Fire Marshal's office. 

Report of Fire Loss

Insurance companies and fire departments are required to report fire loss, and should do so by submitting a Report of Fire Loss form.

Fire Departments are required to report fire loss to the State Fire Marshal's office by entering the information into the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS). In addition, any firefighter or civilian injury or fatality related to fire must be reported to the State Fire Marshal. 

Deputy Fire Marshal Regions