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The City of Mount Vernon receives many requests for various records - some of which the city maintains while other government agencies maintain others. This page list the most commonly requested records with the appropriate contact information and links. Thank you for visiting

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Fire Code

The City of Mount Vernon has adopted the 2018 International Fire Code (IFC).  The IFC establishes minimum fire prevention and protection systems requirements using prescriptive and performance-related provisions.  The IFC is a companion code to the International Codes (ICC) adopted by the City of Mount Vernon Development Services Department, establishing the construction requirements for all development in the City of Mount Vernon.

2018 International Fire Code
Current Fire Prevention Fee Schedule
Mount Vernon Fire Department Municipal Code Amendments

Incident Call Volumes

Dispatch records regarding the nature of calls are among our most sought-after records requests.  The Department tracks calls by generalizing Fire, Medical, Hazmat, and Fire Alarm Activation types.  The Fire Department must maintain records on Fire-related calls back six years and medical-related calls back eight years.  

Ambulance / Medical Assistance

The release of medical records is governed by the Federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and there are additional documentation requirements for Medical Records.  We do not maintain records of itemized billing statements and will need to obtain these from our third-party billing company.  

If you are requesting records and:

The patients 18 years of age or older, provide one of the following:

  • The requestor is the patient and has an original or a copy of a photo ID.
  • The requestor has notarized authorization and a copy of a photo ID of the patient.
  • The requestor has a notarized power of attorney for the patient.

If the patient is under 18 years of age, one of the following is required:

  • The requestor has an original or notarized copy of the patient's birth certificate.
  • The requestor has an original or notarized copy showing court-appointed guardianship of the patient.
  • The requestor has an original or notarized copy of the patient's birth certificate or court-appointed guardianship papers and a notarized letter stating that the parents or guardians allow the requestor to have the information.

A copy of the death certificate must be included with the records request if the patient is deceased.

Above/Underground Storage Tank (UST) Records

Records of Mount Vernon Fire Department (MVFD) permits related to decommissioning of an underground storage tank (residential or commercial).  Please note that MVFD records began in 2004.  Records before 2004 do not exist.  

Decommissioned Above/Underground Storage Tanks (UST)