The Georgetown City Council passed an ordinance authorizing fire service cost recovery from insurance providers on January 2001. Georgetown follows the lead of other cities in the area, including: Round Rock, Hutto, Cedar Park, Leander, Liberty Hill, Pflugerville, Jollyville, and San Angelo. More than 61 fire departments in Central Texas and 266 in the state are recovering costs of service from insurance providers.
The trend of insurance billing is one way for fire departments to maintain services to growing populations whose tax revenues have not kept pace with service demands.
For additional questions, contact the Georgetown Fire Department at 512-930-FIRE (3473) or visit our Code of Ordinances page.