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?


Schedule an appointment with Austin Fire Department Administrative Offices  

(512) 974-4100

They will provide you with the appropriate paperwork that will need 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 ensure that all your contributions to the Fund have been captured. Information provided to the Administrative Office will be forwarded to the AFRF pension office.


Schedule an appointment with City of Austin HR Benefits Division

(512) 974-3284

They will assist you with enrollment in medical, dental and/or vision insurance.


Schedule an appointment with Austin Firefighters Retirement Fund  

(512) 454-9567

Please schedule this appointment 30 days in advance of your intended retirement date to minimize any potential delays in processing your retirement. The following information will be required when applying for retirement:

  • Copy of Driver’s License, and if applicable:
    • Copy of spouse’s Driver’s License
    • Copy of dependent's Birth Certificate or Driver's License, if under age 22
  • Copy of Marriage License, if applicable
  • Social Security Number for self, spouse, and dependent children
  • Voided Check to enroll in Direct Deposit
  • Personal contact information - phone number, address, email

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: