How does the FBC apply?
The FBC considers those who benefit more from the fire protection services provided by the Fire District (e.g., large structures and high fire risk structures) should pay more for that service. It is important to note that senior citizens who qualify for reduced property taxes will also qualify for a similar reduction in the amount of the FBC. In addition, the installation of an approved fire protection sprinkler system in commercial and residential properties will reduce a portion of the FBC. The FBC applies to real and personal property improvements, but does not apply to land nor does it relate to assessed value.

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1. What is the Fire Benefit Charge?
2. Why do the Fire Commissioners support the FBC?
3. How does the FBC apply?
4. What controls are in place regarding the FBC?
5. What if I have concerns about my FBC?
6. Once the FBC is approved, is it permanent?
7. What other fire departments use the FBC in King County?
8. How are Fire District 10 and Eastside Fire and Rescue affiliated?