VOTER-APPROVED SPECIAL TAX FOR THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT

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 10, 2019, a resolution was adopted fixing the 2019-20 tax levy for a single family home rising from $68.73 to $70.10, a $1.37 annual increase, with proportional increases of 2% for other property use types as described on the following chart: