Fire Insurance Maps Custom Search

Browse the fire insurance maps

About fire insurance maps

For best results, start searches as broad as possible (one field). Click here for more information on how to use this search tool. These drop-down searches have known issues with some versions of Internet Explorer. We recommend using Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge for complete functionality.

How to Use This Tool

This tool prepares a search of the fire insurance maps created by or for the Department of Insurance Fire Marshal's Office in the Texas Digital Archive (TDA). Click on "Search the Texas Digital Archive" to search the TDA using the options you select.

Descriptive information is available for all maps in this collection. Due to U.S. copyright law, maps produced by the Sanborn Map Company, other private companies, or an unknown creator were not scanned. Map types such as street maps without keys, public utility maps, zoning maps, building plans, plat maps, and blueprints were not scanned. Additionally, a number of index maps were found to be too large to scan. A placeholder image is in the TDA to advise patrons when a map is not available online. Selecting "Map available online" will limit a search to maps where the full digitized image is available online.

Selections by date are not available in this custom search as not all maps are dated. After starting your search, you can refine by date in the TDA.

About the Fire Insurance Maps

The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) regulates the Texas insurance industry. The Texas State Fire Marshal is a division of the TDI that promotes fire safety through prevention, education and protection. These Department of Insurance State Fire Marshal fire insurance maps are commercially printed and hand-drawn and were used by the State Fire Marshal's office to determine fire insurance rates for Texas cities and towns. Maps date from 1906 to 1992, undated, bulk dating from 1920 to 1980.

See the finding aid for more information about the fire insurance maps.

Page last modified: July 1, 2020