NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Property Management Ownership’

Definition : The name of the principle entity having responsibility for the maintenance or control of the property where the fire originated. It is used for the reporting of the percent of the total acres burned for each type of ownership involved.
Purpose : The number of acres burned by property ownership is of significant value to local fire departments as well as to State and Federal wildland agencies. It provides a means to determine the frequency and impact of fire on property managers, especially major holders of land, such as ranchers, lumber and paper companies, agricultural producers, and Federal and State governments. This information also can help target fire protection programs at entities having the greatest risk or loss potential.

Element Specification

 Specification   Value 
Requirement Optional
Expected Length 1
Element Type Coded Field – The coded field relating to an entry in the code table. Most coded fields allow for Plus+ One codes. For these fields the expected length of the coded entry is depicted as (National length OR Plus+ One length). Only fields with this notation in the expected length column allow for Plus+ One definitions. If the user has not provided information, an empty field should be transmitted.


Here are the NFIRS codes for the ‘Property Management Ownership’ element

Property Management Ownership  Code 
Private: Tax Paying 1
Private: Non-tax Paying 2
Public: City, Town, Village or Other Locality 3
Public: County or Parish 4
Public: State or Province 5
Public: Federal 6
Public: Foreign 7
Public: Military 8
Public: Other 0
Undetermined U

Transactions containing ‘Property Management Ownership’

The value of this element is captured by the following transaction :

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Last Updated on May 6, 2023