The State Fire Marshal assists local criminal justice agencies with investigations of the cause and origin of fires. Pursuant to N.D.C.C. Section 44-04-30(1), information about a fire investigation is confidential until the final report is issued. As the information is confidential, the Office of Attorney General and the State Fire Marshal's division cannot comment on a pending fire investigation.
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.