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:

 

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 .0005 = Total Service Charge

  

(b)        The minimum charge for unimproved Real Property shall be $20.00.

(c)        The maximum charge for unimproved Real Property shall be $ 250.00

   

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:

 

            Market Value               Amount Due

$0.00-$75,000             $174.00

$75,001-$100,000       $185.00

$100,001-$125,000     $195.00

$125,001-$150,000     $205.00

$150,001-$175,000     $215.00

$175,001-$200,000     $226.00

$200,001-$225,000     $236.00

$225,001-$250,000     $246.00

$250,001-$275,000     $256.00

$275,001-$300,000     $267.00

$300,001-$325,000     $277.00

$325,001-Up               $287.00

 

 

The minimum service charge for each single residential property shall be $174.00 per year and a water supply fee with the following exception:

 

Property owners age 65 years of age or older 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 shall be entitled to a 5% discount of their scheduled base rate excluding a water supply fee. A discount will be issued following a request from the property owner, verification of Jefferson County Tax Assessors records and proof of Social Security Disability (Annual income statement or letter of disability approval from 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 $195.00  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 .0005) + (Improved Value multiplied by. .0028)

                                                =Total Service Charge

 

The minimum service charge for improved value on commercial property shall be $275.00 and the maximum charge shall be $12,000.00 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 local water works authority and for maintenance to the Districts hydrants. Annual water supply fees shall be assessed based on current fees assessed by the local water works authority and current maintenance cost.: Total 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 Marshall shall be exempt from the water supply fee.