What Changed?

There were three substantial changes in the 2017 legislation:

  • The potential upper limit for fire fees charged to each property owner doubled. Brunswick County is not doubling fire fees, but this change allows the County to make future adjustments, if needed, without having to request permission from the State.
  • The County now has the ability to charge 75% of the fire fee amount to properties that are more than six miles from a fire station. This change reflects the fact that fire departments will respond to a fire whether it is in the district or not, as well as the increasing response by fire departments to vehicular accidents.
  • The County now has the ability to use customary methods to collect delinquent fire fees.

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1. What Changed?
2. How are fees calculated?
3. Why did Brunswick County request legislation to change the fees?