Fire Dues

Pursuant to Section 13 of Act No. 79 of the Special Session of the Legislature of Alabama 1966, as amended, service charges for the Center Point Fire District shall be as hereinafter described:

 ORDINANCE FOR  SERVICE CHARGE SCHEDULE FOR THE 


CENTER POINT FIRE DISTRICT  


The duly appointed members of the Board of Trustees of the Center Point Fire District  


do hereby ordain that the current service charge schedule be replaced and superseded by 


the following schedule of service charges to become effective for January 1, 2014  until 


amended in accordance with the law.


I. Unimproved Real Property


(a) The service charge for any unimproved parcel of real property shall be based on 


the current Market Value as determined by the Jefferson County Tax Assessors 


Office for tax purposes and/or the Board of Equalization. These service charges 


shall be assessed as follows:


               Current Market Value multiplied by .0006 = Total Service Charge


(b) The minimum charge for unimproved Real Property shall be $25.00. 


(c) The maximum charge for unimproved Real Property shall be $ 275.00


II. Single Residential Property


(a) The service charge for single residential property shall be based on the Current 


Market Value as determined by the Jefferson County Tax Assessor’s Office for 


tax purposes and/or the Board of Equalization.  Service charge adjustments due 


to contested market values will only be processed if documentation of the 


adjusted value is presented prior to September 1st of each year. The service 


charges shall be assessed as follows:


 Annual Dues 


Market Value                       Dues


0-100,000 $210.00


100,001-150,000 $235.00


150,001-200,000 $255.00


200,001-250,000 $275.00


250,001-300,000 $295.00


300,001-Up $315.00


Minimum Service Charge: 


The minimum service charge for each single residential property shall be $210.00 per 


year and a water supply fee with the following exception:


Property owners age 65 years of age or older (prior to annual billing processed for 


2014) and receiving a homestead exemption from Jefferson County shall be entitled to 


a discount equal to 5% of their scheduled base rate excluding a water supply fee.


In addition, property owners receiving a homestead exemption and who are currently 


receiving Social Security Disability (prior to annual billing processed for 2014), shall 


be entitled to a 5% discount off their scheduled base rate excluding the water supply 


fee. A discount will be issued following a request from the property owner and 


verification of the Jefferson County Tax Assessors records and proof of Social Security 


Disability (Annual income statement or letter of disability approval from the Social 


Security Administration) 


New construction or properties where no values are available shall be charged based on 


a reasonable estimate of Current Market Value from the following sources but not 


limited to a real estate document, certified appraisal, county permits, and or purchase 


price of property.  


III. Multi-Residential Property


The service charge for multi-residential property shall be assessed as follows: 


The service charge for each multi-residential property (unit) shall be $225.00 per 


year in addition to one annual water supply fee. 


New construction or properties where no values are available shall be charged based on 


a reasonable estimate of Market Value from the following sources but not limited to a 


real estate document, certified appraisal, county permits, and or purchase price of 


property.  


IV. Commercial Property


The service charge for commercial property shall be based on the Current Market 


Value as determined by the Jefferson County Tax Assessor’s Office for tax 


purposes and/or the Board Of Equalization.  The service charges shall be assessed 


as follows: 


(Unimproved Land Value multiplied by .0006) + (Improved Value multiplied by. 


.0033)


  =Total Service Charge 


The minimum service charge for improved value on commercial property shall be 


$300.00 and the maximum charge shall be $12,500.00 in addition to one annual 


water supply fee.


New construction or properties where no values are available shall be charged based on 


a reasonable estimate of Current Market Value from the following sources but not 


limited to a real estate document, certified appraisal, county permits, and or purchase 


price of property.  


V.  Water Supply Fee 


In addition to other annual service charges, an annual water supply fee shall be assessed 


for hydrant fees charged by the local water works authority and for maintenance to the 


District’s hydrants. Annual water supply fees shall be assessed based on current fees 


assessed by the local water works authority and current maintenance cost. The water 


supply fees shall be no more than the total cost of hydrant fees charged by the local 


water authorities, installation fees and maintenance fees incurred by the fire district.


Residential homes not located within 1500 feet of a fire hydrant as determined by the 


local Fire Marshal shall be exempt from the water supply fee. 


VI. Fireworks Stand   


There will be a service charge of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) for each 


calendar year or any part thereof for each location.