Fire Dues

Fire dues are payable by Dec 31st . Late fees will be added after Dec 31st. If you have not received your dues notice, call our billing office at 205-991-5266

Payment Methods:

Check / please include account number and telephone number on your check. Mail or hand deliver to:

5487 Highway 280

Birmingham, AL 35242

We will accept Cash during regular business hours. 8 a.m. To 5 p.m. at

5487 Highway 280

Birmingham, AL 35242

We now accept credit card, debit card and bank draft payments through Doxo. Processing fee for this payment method is $3.99 flat fee or 3.5% of transaction whichever is higher. Bank drafts are free. This fee goes to Doxo. Payments can be made through link to the right —–> or on the link from our home page.

Payment Plans

As long as the balance is paid by December 31st, you may make as many small payments as needed. However, if you cannot have the balance paid by December 31st, please call the Office Manager to sign a payment agreement. A Rebilling fee will be added in January but once all agreed upon payments are made in a timely manner, it will be reversed.

YEARLY BILLING

Bills go out the third week in September as a courtesy reminder. Fire dues are mandatory and must be paid in a timely manner. They are due October 1st and delinquent after December 31st. You are paying for the fiscal year which covers October 1st of this year through September 30th of the next year. Rebilling fees are added January 1st. These charges cannot be waived unless there has been a bookkeeping error on our part. Not receiving a bill does not constitute removal of rebilling fees. We are not responsible for address changes. It is the property owner’s responsibility to keep us informed of the correct billing address. If you sell your property, most title companies require an assessment letter stating whether dues are current. We will change the name on the account to the new owner at that time. However, you may want to contact us to make sure it was changed if an assessment letter was not requested. Fire dues on delinquent properties are turned over to an attorney who will try again to collect but, if unsuccessful, may result in foreclosure proceedings. The fire district has first lien rights above mortgage companies.

MORTGAGE COMPANIES

Mortgage companies have become more aggressive in paying fire dues. Unless specifically requested, we always send the bill to the property owner. We do not bill mortgage companies. When you receive your bill for fire dues, call your mortgage company to see if they will be paying them from your escrow account. Mortgage companies generally use third party tax services for items that can cause a lien to be placed on your property, i.e. taxes, fire dues, municipal assessments, etc. These institutions research your property to gather all that information (generally during October) and send it to your mortgage company. The mortgage company bills your escrow account (usually about the first of December) and pays the third party which in turn pays us (generally in the last couple of days of December). Payments made to us between October and December are not reflected in their records which will still show a balance due.

If your mortgage company sent you a letter stating that they paid your fire dues and you have paid them yourself.

Fire dues are payable by Dec 31st . Late fees will be added after Dec 31st. If you have not received your dues notice, call our billing office at 205-991-5266

 

 

Payment Methods:

Check / please include account number and telephone number on your check. Mail or hand deliver to:

5487 Highway 280

Birmingham, AL 35242

We will accept Cash during regular business hours. 8 a.m. To 5 p.m. at

5487 Highway 280

Birmingham, AL 35242

We now accept credit card, debit card and bank draft payments through Doxo. Processing fee for this payment method is $3.99 flat fee or 3.5% of transaction whichever is higher. Bank drafts are free. This fee goes to Doxo. Payments can be made through link to the right —–> or on the link from our home page.

Payment Plans

As long as the balance is paid by December 31st, you may make as many small payments as needed. However, if you cannot have the balance paid by December 31st, please call the Office Manager to sign a payment agreement. A Rebilling fee will be added in January but once all agreed upon payments are made in a timely manner, it will be reversed.

 

YEARLY BILLING

Bills go out the third week in September as a courtesy reminder. Fire dues are mandatory and must be paid in a timely manner. They are due October 1st and delinquent after December 31st. You are paying for the fiscal year which covers October 1st of this year through September 30th of the next year. Rebilling fees are added January 1st. These charges cannot be waived unless there has been a bookkeeping error on our part. Not receiving a bill does not constitute removal of rebilling fees. We are not responsible for address changes. It is the property owner’s responsibility to keep us informed of the correct billing address. If you sell your property, most title companies require an assessment letter stating whether dues are current. We will change the name on the account to the new owner at that time. However, you may want to contact us to make sure it was changed if an assessment letter was not requested. Fire dues on delinquent properties are turned over to an attorney who will try again to collect but, if unsuccessful, may result in foreclosure proceedings. The fire district has first lien rights above mortgage companies.

 

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MORTGAGE COMPANIES

Mortgage companies have become more aggressive in paying fire dues. Unless specifically requested, we always send the bill to the property owner. We do not bill mortgage companies. When you receive your bill for fire dues, call your mortgage company to see if they will be paying them from your escrow account. Mortgage companies generally use third party tax services for items that can cause a lien to be placed on your property, i.e. taxes, fire dues, municipal assessments, etc. These institutions research your property to gather all that information (generally during October) and send it to your mortgage company. The mortgage company bills your escrow account (usually about the first of December) and pays the third party which in turn pays us (generally in the last couple of days of December). Payments made to us between October and December are not reflected in their records which will still show a balance due.

If your mortgage company sent you a letter stating that they paid your fire dues and you have paid them yourself.

Fire dues are payable by Dec 31st . Late fees will be added after Dec 31st. If you have not received your dues notice, call our billing office at 205-991-5266

Processing fees $3.99 flat fee or 3.5% of transaction whichever is higher. Bank drafts are free.

Doxo payments will be honored on the “created date” due to this being our first year using this service. Please note that if you have created the payment on or before December 31st, there will be no penalty for the payment arriving after January 1st.

No doxo payment fees will be refunded should Cahaba Valley Fire District need to refund the payment. (Example, your mortgage company sent a payment that was posted to your account first so we will refund your payment. Doxo only sends us the payment, they keep the fees.)