Wondering how the Fiscal Year 2024 Fire Fee is calculated? It depends on your property: The fire services protection fee is based on how big your property is and what can burn on your property. If you have items that can catch fire, you are charged 14 cents per square foot. If your total square footage is less than 714 square feet or you don't have anything that can burn, your bill will be $100. Property square footage is determined by the Chatham County Board of Assessors. For Example: A 1500 sq ft home with a 250 sq ft garage and a 200 sq ft shed would be 1950 sq ft, resulting in a $273 fire fee. Get more info at fireservice.chathamcountyga.gov. Questions? Email firefee@chathamcounty.org