On Tuesday, July 25th, 2017, Assembly Bill 398 was signed by California Governor Jerry Brown Suspending the State Responsibility Area (SRA) fire prevention fee through the year 2031. The fire prevention activities, formerly paid for by the SRA fee, will continue but will now be funded by a source other than property owners within the SRA. While property owners within the SRA still remain subject to certain wildfire prevention standards, property owners will no longer be charged the fire prevention fee.
The previous fee of $152.33 per habitable structure went into effect on July 1, 2014, to pay for fire prevention services with the specified SRA The fee had paid for various activities to prevent and suppress fires.
CURRENT SRA FEES & PAYMENTS
Individuals are still responsible for the payment of any SRA Fees generated before the effective date. The fee suspension takes effect July 1 2017 after which new bills will no longer be generated.
Current Disclosure Source NHD reports will reflect this new information about how this change will impact your transactions.