What are the current FFPA rates and who sets them?

FFPA rates are established in law by the legislature (RCW 76.04.610).

  1. Tax lot parcels containing 50.00 acres or less of unimproved lands pay a minimum flat fee established by the legislature for Forest Fire Protection Assessment (FFPA). These parcels also pay a minimum flat fee for LCFFSA, which is established annually by DNR. 

FFPA flat fee:           $17.00

LCFFSA flat fee:      $ 6.00

County Fee:             $ 0.50

 2. Tax lot parcels containing 50.01 acres or more of unimproved assessed land pay a total minimum flat fee as described in 1 above, plus a per-acre assessment for each acre (or portion of an acre) over 50. The Washington State Legislature establishes the FFPA per- acre rate and DNR annually establishes the LCFFSA per-acre tare. 

FFPA per acre rate:        $0.27

LCFFSA per acre rate:   $0.15

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1. What is the Forest Fire Protection Assessment?
2. How does DNR know what is “forest land?"
3. What's the definition of “unimproved land?"
4. My property is mostly shrubs and grasses with only a few trees. Why am I being assessed FFPA?
5. Why do I both pay a tax to a fire protection district and the FFPA to DNR?
6. What are the current FFPA rates and who sets them?
7. My property tax statement said I owed $17.90. I applied for and received a refund, but it was only for $17.40. What happened to the other $0.50?
8. Why is the FFPA acreage for my parcel smaller than the actual size of my parcel?
9. Are any private and state forest lands exempt from this assessment?
10. If I own several small parcels, must I pay the minimum assessment on each one?