HOW WE ARE FUNDED
The Los Angeles County Fire Department's special tax pays for essential fire suppression and emergency medical services. Approved by voters in 1997, the Special Tax is billed on the Annual Property Tax Bill under Detail of Taxes Due, Direct Assessments.
A sample of the rates approved in 1997 are: $48.00 for a single family home; $60.63 + $.0063 per square foot for multiple family residential; and $58.10 + $.0392 per square foot for commercial/industrial property. These rates are adjusted each year by 2% or the CPI, whichever is less.
On August 20, 2013, the Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution fixing the 2013-14 tax levy at the same level as the 2012-13 tax levy, as described on the following chart:
*Capped at 100,000 square feet per parcel.
Instructions for completing and submitting a "Special Tax Appeal Form" to the Los Angeles County Fire Department
For further information or inquiries regarding appeals, exemptions, sprinkler credits, or applicability, email the Special Tax Coordinator, Kien Chin, at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 323-881-6151.