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How much will the fire district tax cost you?

A new property tax for dedicated fire protection in unincorporated Lafayette Parish is on the Dec. 8 ballot.

Proponents argue the money is needed to prevent fire ratings from sliding, potentially increasing the cost of insurance for property owners outside of city limits. Opponents say it’s yet another unnecessary and burdensome tax. 

What it all comes down to is cost. Use the Civi Millage Calculator to find out how much the tax will cost you in real dollars, if you live or own property outside the city.

You’ll need to know the market value of your property, as listed by the parish tax assessor. Don’t know it? Find it here.

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Millage Calculator: Fire District

Mill rate:

Enter the market value of your property below. The calculator takes care of the math.

-$75,000 from property value. Applies to your primary residence.

Your Annual Cost:
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