History of Taxes for the Hillsboro Fire Protection District History of Tax Increases for the Hillsboro Fire District
1974 – The Hillsboro Fire Association became a District, and a tax rate was set at $0.3000
1985 – Changes in Assessment Laws required the district to set its tax rate back to 0.2000 per $100.00 of assessed valuation.
1991 – The District received a $0.1500 Tax Increase which assisted with hiring full time firefighters
2001 – The District received a $0.3000 Tax Increase, which promised the taxpayers to build a Station 2 to combat rising insurance rates for homeowners and provide protection on the west side of the district. The district also promised to purchase 2 new firetrucks. All promises were kept.
2008 – The district weathered years of stagnation due to the 2008 financial crisis.
2015 – The District voters authorized a ½ percent Sales Tax and promised to staff station 2, with 2 people Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and create a funding source for Capital Replacements. All promises have been kept.
2022 – The district is asking for $0.3500 implemented over a 3-year period to provide for 6 full time firefighters currently hired under the SAFER Grant.
As of 2022, the Hillsboro Fire Protection District has not received a Tax Increase on Real Estate and Personal Property in 20 years. Many other Fire District have received MULTIPLE tax increases in the same timeframe. The 2022 Tax Rate with Sales Tax Roll Back and Hancock Amendment Roll Back is $0.4821. Below is a list of tax rates over the years.