FAQs: Fire District Fees
What is a special assessment fee? It is an assessment fee applied to the tax bill that is levied by an improvement districts board of directors.
When property owners would benefit from a local service or improvement, a charge (the improvement district fee is added to the tax bill). Examples of such local services or improvements include:
Suburban & Municipal Improvement Districts, are collected for improvements or construction of streets, sewer systems, off-street parking of vehicles, sidewalks, and recreational areas.
Several Fire Departments have filed the property paperwork directing the Saline County Tax Collector to apply their annual fees "dues" to real estate property in their fire districts. The tax collector, then adds the fees to the tax bills and collects the fees for the fire districts.
How do I contact my Fire District? Contact information for each Fire District the Saline County Tax Collector collects for is below.
11 East End Fire; Dave Roberts 501-888-5170
12 Shaw Fire; Chief Steele 501-416-2969
13 Turtle Creek Fire; Fire Station 501-776-0744
14 Springhill Fire; David Yarbrough 501-529-2006
15 Collegeville Fire; Gary Winkler 501-847-6806
16 Sardis Fire; Daniel Hicks 501-602-8850
18 Lake Norrell Fire; April Burchfield 501-681-2562
19 Northeast Fire; Louise Davis 501-847-8787
59 Salem Fire; Laura Gerrald 501-794-2707
90 Crows Station Fire; Fire Station 501-794-1720
102 Paron Fire; Gaylon Nelson 501-993-8801
109 West Pulaski Fire; Alan King 501-225-1236
I have Fire District Fees on my tax statement, do I have to pay those fees? Yes, all fire district fees must be paid with, or before, real estate taxes. These fees are not voluntary.
"the county shall list the fire protection district assessments as an involuntary collection beginning with the next ad valorem real property tax statement;" and that "[a] property owner shall pay the assessments under this subchapter as a prerequisite to paying his or her ad valorem real property taxes."