Section 45-3-140.04Fire protection service fee - Collection, administration, and enforcement.
The fire protection service fee shall be collected, administered, and enforced in the same manner, and under the same requirements and laws as are the ad valorem taxes of this state. In the case of mobile homes, the fee shall be collected, administered, and enforced at the same time, in the same manner, and under the same requirements and laws as the annual registration fee for manufactured homes provided in Section 40-12-255. The proceeds of the fee shall be paid into a special county fire services fund no later than February 1. Within 30 days of payment into the special fund, the county commission shall transfer the funds to the Barbour County volunteer fire departments in the following manner: Ninety-seven percent of the fee shall be distributed among Barbour County's eligible volunteer fire departments in equal shares, and three percent of the fee shall be distributed to the Barbour County Commission for administrative costs incurred for the collection, expending, and accounting for the funds.
(Act 2007-272, p. 366, §5.)