Los Angeles Business Journal

Homeowners in Fire-Prone Areas Face New Fee

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Soon 800,000 homeowners in fire-prone regions of California – including 28,000 in Los Angeles County – will have to pay a new annual "fire prevention fee" of $115. The Los Angeles Daily News reports that the state Legislature mandated the fee last year, and California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection officials expect it will bring in about $84 million a year to the state.