Fire Prevention Fee from the Board of Equalizaion

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Who is responsible for paying the fee?

Owners of habitable structures, whose names are on the records of the county assessor or the Department of Housing and Community Development on July 1 of the fiscal year, for which the fee is due.

Are there any exemptions from the fee?

The fee does not apply to habitable structures located on land within city boundaries or in federal ownership. It also does not apply to non-habitable structures located in the SRA boundary.

When can I expect to receive my bill?

Each year, CAL FIRE provides BOE with a list of owners of habitable structures and the amount of fee(s) to be assessed. This list, is provided to BOE by January 1st. Billings are mailed out in county order, alphabetically. A mailing schedule is located on BOE’s website.