Pay More Than You Must
Update: Bills will be mailed to Trinity property owners Oct 24, 2013. Appeals...
In July 2011, in response to budget crisis, the California
Legislature and Governor Brown imposed a new fee on owners of habitable (i.e.
residential) structures located in generally-forested areas of the state.
Trinity County residents may soon be receiving bills from the
State for $150. Bills must be paid within 30 days to avoid penalty.
Homes located “within the boundary of a local agency that
provides fire protection services” should receive a $35 reduction in the fee.
(This is supposed to occur automatically, but in at least 1 case it did not.)
If your property is within the Weaverville Fire District boundary ( map… ), but you do
not receive the reduction: pay the bill, then file a “Petition for
Redetermination” within 30 days.
Record Searchlight article…
‘Fire Prevention Fee’,
official state website…
Board of Equalization website…
website…, and Facebook...
Other local agencies:
- Trinity Center CSD and Coffee Creek Fire Company have done incredible work to make appeals as easy as possible. See info at...
- Douglas City CSD map...