HNFD Fire Assessment Notices
All property owners in the Holley-Navarre Fire District have received, or will soon receive a notice in the mail advising them of their assessment amount.
In the past this was always included with the Santa Rosa County TRIM notices. As of this year HNFD has been forced to do this ourselves.
Our Admin offices have been inundated with questions concerning the property size.
Our data is provided to us by the Santa Rosa County Property Appraiser’s Office.
The Fire District assessment for RESIDENTIAL is based on the TOTAL GROSS SQUARE FOOTAGE as listed on the Property Appraiser’s website www.srcpa.org .
**NOTE** the TOTAL GROSS SQUARE FOOTAGE include the living space, patios garages, entryways, sun rooms etc. **
Holley-Navarre Fire District Non-Ad valorem Rate Structure (Approved in 2016 by voters)
Residential – $0.0547 per sq ft. minimum $125.81 (2,300 sq ft)
Commercial – $0.1822 per sq ft. Minimum $419.06 (2,300 sq ft)
Vacant Lot – $29.55
Unimproved Acreage – $9.85 per acre Minimum $29.55 (3 acres)
Voters approved the change for HNFD to use the total sq. ft. method versus the flat rate method in 2006 General Election.
Frequently Asked Questions
- The sq.ft. on the notice is wrong; my house is only XXXX sq ft.?
Answer – Fire assessment is based on the Total Gross Square Footage, not just the living space and includes patios, garages, entryways, sunrooms, etc.
- Why am I receiving this notice?
Answer – For the past 35 years the fire assessment was included with the county’s TRIM notice, beginning this year, the Property Appraiser discontinued this practice and HNFD had to mail out our own notices.
- Why am I paying for concrete slabs? Doesn’t make sense.
Answer – HNFD fire assessments are based on the Total Square Footage and through the SRCPA, these items are included in the Total Square Footage.
All fire assessments will continue to be collected by the County Tax Collector in the same fashion as prior years, and then distributed directly to the HNFD.