Proposed Fire Special Assessment
Presentations and Documents


District Public Meetings
The Baker County Board of Commissioners will be holding public meetings to explain increases to the Fire Special Assessment and why an increase in funding is needed. You can meet with County Commissioners at on of the locations listed below for more information regarding the Fire Assessment and learn about the changes planned for the Baker County Fire Department.
August 13, 2018 @ 6:30pm
Baker County Administration Office
55 N Third St
Macclenny, FL
August 14, 2018 @ 6:00pm
Baker County Transportation Center
9264 Buck Starling Rd
Macclenny, FL
August 16, 2018 @ 6:30pm
First Baptist Church of Olustee (voting precinct)
23311 Lakeside Ln
Olustee, FL
August 18, 2018 @ 10:00am
Baker County High School Auditorium
1 Wildcat Dr
Glen St. Mary, FL
August 20, 2018 @ 6:30pm
Sanderson Community Center (voting precinct)
8274 Thomas Sweat Rd
Sanderson, FL


Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I received a letter regarding an increase to my fire assessment. What does this mean?
A: The Board of County Commissioners are considering an increase to the Fire Assessment to fulfill the Fire/EMS Vision Plan. This plan was developed over approximately 18 months of planning between the Fire/EMS Vision Committee and the Board of County Commissioners.
Q: What are the rates being considered for year 1?
A: For residential properties $80 is the proposed amount, the current assessment is $30.50. For all non residential properties the proposed amount is $0.17 per square foot. To reach the goal of the Vision Plan for future years, the Baker County Board of County Commissioners will review the assessment annually to determine if an increase is needed at that time.
Q: Where can I find more information?
A: The Fire Vision Plan and Assessment Presentation can be found at the top of this page. Also, by attending a public hearing on August 7, 2018 at 7pm located at the Baker County Courthouse, Courtroom 1, 339 East Macclenny Avenue, Macclenny, Florida 32063. Map