Local Finance Bulletin

County Funding for Fire Services in North Carolina

Sunday, May 1, 2011

This bulletin analyzes counties' available local revenue options to fund fire protection services, focusing specifically on a county's authority to establish special tax districts for this purpose. It examines the different processes, procedures, and limitations on creating the fire tax districts, levying the fire district taxes, altering the districts and abolishing the districts. It also details the interrelationships between the two types of districts and between fire tax districts and fire insurance districts.

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