Retirement Process

Considering retirement?

Please review the Benefits Guide for eligibility qualifications along with the Guide to Choosing a Retirement Option. You may request annuity estimates based upon hypothetical retirement dates and DROP scenarios using the link below. We also recommend attending a Retirement Seminar through the Austin Fire Department. Please see the Events page for upcoming seminar dates.

Ready to retire?


Make an appointment with the Austin Fire Department's Administrative Offices  

(512) 974-4100

They will provide you with the appropriate paperwork that needs to be completed including:

  • Resignation Form (For purposes of retirement)
  • Final Check
  • TCFP Form
  • Exit Interview Form

Your termination date or last active day can be determined after meeting with an AFD administrator. We strongly recommend selecting a retirement date that aligns with a pay period end date to assure that all your contributions to the Fund have been captured. Information provided to the Administrative Office will be forwarded to the pension office.


Make an appointment with Human Resources

(512) 974-3284

Enroll in City of Austin Medical, Dental and/or Vision insurance.


Make an appointment with Austin Firefighters Retirement Fund  

(512) 454-9567

The following information will be necessary when applying for retirement:

  • Copy of Driver’s License
    • Copy of spouse’s Driver’s License, if applicable
    • Copy of any dependents’ Drivers Licenses, under age 22
  • Copy of Marriage License - If Applicable
  • Voided Check to enroll in Direct Deposit
  • Personal contact information

Please complete the retirement packet for the retirement option you have chosen and bring it with you to your appointment. If you do not have access to a printer or require assistance, you may also elect to complete the packet during your appointment: