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Understanding the 911 Service Fee

On Tuesday, June 11th, 2024, Madison County passed Ordinance 2024-07, introducing the new 911 service fee. This fee plays a vital role in funding our emergency response services, ensuring the effective operation of our 911 dispatch for police, fire, and emergency medical services.

What is the 911 Service Fee?

Starting in 2025, the 911 service fee will replace the current landline fee. This annual fee applies to both residential and commercial properties, providing essential support for our emergency response services. By contributing to this fee, you help maintain the safety and well-being of all Madison County residents.

The fee is a strategic response as we near the end of federal funding from the CSEP program, which has supported our community significantly. Furthermore, the decreasing revenue from the landline fee, which will end with this fee adjustment, highlights the need for this change. This adjustment ensures that our community’s safety remains a top priority, and your support during this transition is crucial in maintaining the high standards of emergency response that Madison County residents rely on.

Preparing for the Transition

To help residents prepare for this change, the 2024 property tax bills will display the 911 services fee at $0.00, indicating that it will be implemented in the following year. It’s important to note that this fee is mandatory for all properties, regardless of tax status.

Learn More

We understand that you may have questions about this new fee. To provide you with all the necessary details, we’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions. Furthermore, the FAQ offers information about the fee, its purpose, and how it will be implemented. For a comprehensive overview, please visit our 911 Service Fee webpage. Here, you’ll find everything you need to know about this important update.

Thank you for your continued support in keeping our community safe.