Posts Tagged ‘funding fire services’

Fire Tax Districts vs. Fire Insurance Districts

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

As I detailed in a previous post, North Carolina counties are authorized to establish two different types of special tax districts to fund fire services in both their unincorporated and incorporated areas (subject to certain conditions and procedural requirements, of course). Counties also have broad authority to establish fire insurance districts. This post briefly examines […]

County Fire Tax Districts

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Counties and municipalities in North Carolina are not required to furnish (or fund) fire protection services for their citizens, but many local governments provide, or contract for the provision of, these services within their units. And, typically that fire protection extends beyond basic fire prevention and suppression services to include, among other things, emergency dispatch […]