Please note that the Fire Prevention Fee is levied by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. This fee is not levied by the San Bernardino County Assessor’s Office.
Click here for more information from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. The State Board of Equalization’s website also provides answers to property owner’s questions:http://www.boe.ca.gov/sptaxprog/fire_prev_fee.htm.
As for the .75% increase- the government is only allowed for property to increase at a rate of 2% per year, for purposes of property tax assessments:
I would urge you to contact the tax official to verify this bill is from them, as opposed to being from an illegitimate company. -
sometimes homeowners will receive bills from unscrupulous third parties.
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