Voters approved a fire levy lid lift for operations in 2022 and we are delivering on those projects.
Voters approved returning the fire levy to $1.50 per $1,000 in 2022. It took effect January 1, 2023.
Funding will support additional firefighters and help maintain our insurance rating, which is linked to what you pay in homeowner insurance premiums.
How We Are Funded
We want our community to understand how emergency services are funded.
Daily emergency operations are funded by a fire levy that is capped at $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed property value. Over time, the fire levy rate falls as property values rise to limit the fire district to roughly the same amount of revenue per year plus a 1% increase allowed by law or any other voter-approved amount. At times, we ask our community for a “lid lift” to fund higher call volumes and increasing costs for service. Large capital items, like fire stations, are funded by bonds. Both funding sources require voter approval and are paid through property taxes.