Fire Fee Discount Program
The City of Savannah assesses property owners a Fire Fee that is dedicated solely to funding the cost of providing fire protection services. The fee provides the resources necessary for Savannah Fire to deliver services to residents, businesses, institutional, and government facilities.
A Fire Fee is a financing option that provides an equitable, stable, and dedicated revenue source for fire services. In Georgia, fire fees are similar to those charged for water, sewer, or sanitation in that all these services are funded through user fees.
Discount Manual and Application Forms
In some cases, property owners take actions to reduce the risk of fire to their property. To recognize these actions, the City of Savannah has created a discount program which provides a discounted percentage of the fee for certain actions which have been recognized to reduce fire risk, such as the installation of fire protection devices or sprinkler systems within a property. The discount is only applicable to Savannah Fire approved activities/construction that are designed, implemented, and maintained in accordance with the Fire Fee Discount Manual and applicable National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and International Code Council code provisions, as amended.
Click on the type of property you own to view discounts and download the Fire Fee Discount Program application:
If you have questions about the Fire Fee Discount Program please Email or call 912-525-2810.
The City of Savannah will also be offering assistance with the Fire Fee Discount Program application at locations throughout the city. Revenue Department staff will be going out into the community to answer questions and provide application assistance for the Fire Fee Discount Program.
District Town Halls
The Fire Fee and Discount Program will also be discussed at several District Town Hall meetings hosted by City of Savannah Aldermen throughout the month of May. To learn more and find out when a Town Hall will be held near you, please click here.
About the Fire Fee Discount Program Manual
To view the entire manual, please download the Fire Fee Discount Program manual.