Section 45-16-140.03


Published: 2015

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Section 45-16-140.03

Section 45-16-140.03Fire protection service fee. - Collection, administration, and enforcement.

The fire protection and emergency medical service fee shall be collected, administered, and enforced at the same time, in the same manner, and under the same requirements and laws as are the ad valorem taxes of the state. In the case of a manufactured home, 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 the Coffee County General Fund. The Coffee County Commission may establish rules and procedures regarding the transfer, accounting, and holding of the funds, including an administrative fee not to exceed three percent of the total funds collected. Within 30 days of payment into the general fund, the Coffee County Commission shall transfer any funds collected on property located in the City of Enterprise to the City of Enterprise and any funds collected on property in the City of Elba to the City of Elba, with all funds to be used to fund the fire department and emergency medical services of the respective cities. The Coffee County Commission shall transfer the remaining funds to the Coffee County Volunteer Firefighters Association and the emergency medical service squads which have contracted in writing with the county commission in the following manner: Twenty percent of these funds shall go to the eligible emergency medical service squads; the balance, 80 percent, of the funds shall go to the Coffee County Volunteer Firefighters Association to be distributed among Coffee County eligible fire departments, with one-half of one percent remaining with the firefighters association. All distributions shall be based on the number of eligible structures in each department's respective E-911 protective district. The Coffee County Revenue Commissioner shall provide a report listing the number of eligible structures in each city and each district from which a fee has been collected.

(Act 2010-110, §4; 2010-130, §4.)