Fire Department

Burn Permits

Burn permits for the City of Selma and the surrounding police jurisdiction may be obtained by calling our Fire Inspection Office during regular business hours; that number is (334) 874-2159. Please provide location information along with contact information. Weather conditions and “No Burn” restrictions imposed by the State due to drought may prevent permits from being issued. A fire department representative will inspect the location before a permit can be issued.


Inspections are for the safety of not only business owners, but for the general public as well. Inspections are conducted by the Fire Inspectors’ office, which houses the investigations divisions. Inspections are to be scheduled by calling (334) 874-2159 or contacting the Chief’s Office at (334) 874-2150.

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Franklin Edwards

Interim Fire Chief



Selma Fire Department
1500 Broad Street
Selma, AL 36701


Monday – Friday:
8:00 am to 4:00 pm


(334) 874-2150



Severe Weather Alert!


Due to the threat of severe weather, all non-essential city services will be closed on Friday, March 18, 2022.  The City will continue to monitor the situation and depending on the severity of the event may make further changes to hours of operation. 

The Selma Police & Fire Departments will be on regular duty and Public Works will be on call working diligently to address issues as they occur, along with reporting issues to the Alabama Department of Transportation and local utility companies.

Residents are encouraged to stay informed and take proper precautions.  Please stay off roadways as conditions, power lines, and/or trees may be impacted.

Sever Weather