Benefit Charge Calculator
Updated for 2021.
Central Pierce Fire & Rescue is one of several fire districts in Washington that use a Fire Benefit Charge 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 Fire Benefit Charge is not designated for any specific purchases but rather becomes part of our total operating budget.
The annual notification of your Fire 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 Fire 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.).