Fire Benefit Charge (FBC) Calculator
Central Pierce Fire & Rescue is one of several fire districts in Washington that use a Fire Benefit Charge (FBC) to fund emergency services. This charge is approved by the voters of our district and must be reauthorized by the voters every six years. The Benefit Charge is not designated for any specific purchases but rather becomes part of our total operating budget.
The annual notification of your Benefit Charge amount is included with your property tax statement from Pierce County. However, unlike property taxes, which are based on the assessed value of your property, the Benefit Charge is based on the use of the property and the square footage of all improvements to the property (including buildings, outbuildings, garages, etc.).