FIMo - Fire Insurance Maps Online

FIMo - FIre Insurance Maps Online
FIMo - Fire Insurance Maps Online

What is FIMo - Fire Insurance Maps Online?

Fire Insurance Maps online (FIMo) provides user-friendly access to an extensive historical California map collection. High definition, color and gray-scale images display important historical details not visible on black and white map scans. FIMo is an invaluable resource for research on urban development patterns, past property uses and occupants, family homes, genealogy, and more!

How Do I Get Started?

  1. Have your library card ready (Don't have one? No problem! Check out our eCard registration page)

  2. Click on the "Go" button above

  3. Sign in with your library card if asked

  4. Search and explore!


  • A learning portal with searching tips, tool descriptions and instructions on how to interpret Sanborn maps. 

  • An interactive map tool

  • Enter an address to see if it appears on a map in the collection

  • Browse by city to see what maps are available

  • Over 2100 maps covering 523 California cities

  • High definition, color and gray-scale images 

Available For Use On

Any computer with internet and browser capabilities.  There is currently no app for this product. 

Need Help?

Contact us by emailphone or in person at any library branch.