Why do I have to pay fire dues?
Fire Districts are allowed to charge mandatory fire dues. Lakeview Fire Protection District was established in 1988 to levy and collect service charges or fees as provided in Act No. 86-656 of the regular session of the 1986 Alabama Legislature Session.
What happens if I don’t pay fire dues?
Delinquent accounts are turn over to our attorney for collections.
Does everyone pay fire dues?
Any property owner completely exempt from paying county property taxes will be exempt from fire dues. This only applies to the property exempt from property taxes. If the property owner owns multiple properties, each property much be exempt.
What if I just can’t pay?
If you cannot pay, please contact the business office at email@example.com to let us know. We can find a way to work with you.
What are fire dues used for?
Fire dues cover everything from the trucks to fuel to hoses and everything in between.
What are the current fire due rates?
Residential dues are 3% or $75, whichever is the lesser of the assessed vale of all real property. Most homes are $75.
We use the Tuscaloosa County Tax Assessor’s assessed value for calculations.
Mobile homes not assessed by the county are $35 for a single wide and $75 for a double wide.
Businesses are based off sq. footage.
Are fire dues tax deductible?
Yes, fire dues are tax deductible
If I have a question about my fire dues or I have a dispute, what should I do?
Contact the business office at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to request part or all of your debt be released and you do not qualify for exemption, only the board of Directors can approve this. Email email@example.com to request the board review your case.