EL DORADO HILLS FIRE DEPARTMENT
WHAT IS THIS FEE?
The State Responsibility Area (SRA) Fire Prevention Benefit Fee was enacted following the signing of Assembly Bill X1 29 in July 2011. This fee is imposed by the State of California and not by the El Dorado Hills Fire Department. The law approved the new annual Fire Prevention Fee to pay for fire prevention services within the SRA.
The fee is levied at the rate of $152.33 per habitable structure, which is defined as a building that can be occupied for residential use. Owners of habitable structures who are also within the boundaries of El Dorado Hills Fire District will receive a reduction of $35 per habitable structure.
The State Responsibility Area Viewer or the SRA Viewer Map allows users to view the spatial distribution of SRA at different scales and for different areas of the state. It can also be used to search for a specific address to help determine if someone is in or out of SRA.
For more information about the Fire Prevention Fee, please visit: ww.FirePreventionFee.org or call 1-888-310-6447.
For information on special requirements for all structures in the State Responsibility Area, please view this document SRA Special Requirements
WHAT IS THE FIRE DEPARTMENT'S STANCE?
The El Dorado Hills Fire Department has FORMALLY opposed the CAL FIRE SRA (State Responsibility Area) Fee. Recently the Board of Directors has adopted a resolution against the fee. Please see the News Release and Resolution below, along with maps of the El Dorado Hills Fire SRA/LRA Maps.
This fee has been formally opposed by the El Dorado County Fire Chiefs' Association.
- EDHFD SRA News Release
- EDHFD Board of Directors SRA Resolution
- EDHFD Response Zone Map
- El Dorado Hills SRA LRA Maps - These maps focus on the areas in EDH that are Local Responsibility Areas. If you live in EDH and your residence is not on this map, then it is considered to be an State Responsiblity Area. Please visit the State Responsibility Area Viewer website linked above to enter in your address. *There is an update to these maps. See the articles below.
Article Posted May 17, 2013:
The final LRA Map for the El Dorado Hills area was received from the State Board of Forestry (CAL FIRE). Note: that the approved LRA changes are significantly less than what was proposed by the State Board of Forestry (CAL FIRE). This map does not represent what the El Dorado Hills Fire Department Board of Directors approved below in the Article posted on March 20, 2013. Final 2013 SRA Review El Dorado Hills Planimetric Map
Article Posted March 20, 2013:
The El Dorado Hills Fire Department has approved CAL Fire's suggested transition from SRA (State Responsibility Area) to LRA (Local Responsibility Area) for the following areas of El Dorado Hills:
- 2013 SRA Review AEU-22 Planimetric Map
- 2013 SRA Review AEU-23 Planimetric Map
- 2013 SRA Review AEU-24 Planimetric Map
Click here for the Fire Prevention Fee Appeal Process.
This letter is created to assist in the Appeal process. You can personalize the appropriate areas. SRA Appeal Letter PDF Version of letter
It is important you file a protest every time you pay the fire tax so that you maximize your chances of receiving a refund if the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association's class action lawsuit currently underway is successful. To read more about this lawsuit and to download the protest form, please click here.
WHAT DO I DO IF MY PETITION WAS DENIED?
If you have submitted a protest, you may receive a response from CAL FIRE denying your petition. To read more about what you can do next, click here...