City of Savannah offers way to challenge your fire fee costs

"Every single family residence should be $256 before any discounts are applied. If you have a single family residence and it's anything other than that, fill out the form or call the office and we will see what we can do to straighten it out." (WTGS)

The City of Savannah is making sure residents are aware of what they will be expected to pay for fire fees this fall.

The city sent letters and postcards to let all properties know what they will be expected to pay, barring any discounts. Some residents complained there may be inaccuracies on the city's part when it came to determining how much they would pay.

Alderman Julian Miller says, some may not be classified correctly if they aren't correctly labeled on a homeowner's property. This could happen if the home used to be for multiple families, or was once a commercial business. Anyone with a separate garage or carriage house apart from the home itself may be charged for both structures, but shouldn't be.

"Every single family residence should be $256 before any discounts are applied. If you have a single family residence and it's anything other than that, fill out the form or call the office and we will see what we can do to straighten it out," Miller said.

You also have just two more weeks to apply for a fire fee discount.

To petition to be redetermined, go to http://www.savannahga.gov/2550/Fire-Fee.

If you have questions about the fire fee or the 20 percent discount, call (912) 525-2810 or email at firefee@savannahga.gov.

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