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How do I make a Public Records Request?
In accordance with the California Public Records Act, Govt. Code section 6250 et seq., the Town of Fairfax provides access to public records, subject to the law’s exemptions. To make a records request, please contact the Town Clerk by email email@example.com, regular mail (address below), or phone (415) 458-2343. When making your request, please be as specific as possible. For paper copies, the Town charges $ .25 per page for the first 10 pages, and $ .10 per page thereafter. You may schedule an appointment to view the records at Town Hall, 142 Bolinas Road, Fairfax.
Finance Department FAQs
What is the Runoff Charge Tax on my property tax bill?
The Runoff Charge tax (Fund # 109156) is the tax collected to fund providing maintenance and repair of the Town’s storm water drainage facilities; to provide capital improvements to the town’s storm drainage system and to provide other clean storm water activities. Established in 1995 to provide a funding source to provide enforcement of the Urban Runoff Pollution Prevention Ordinance. This charge is per “run-of unit” as set forth in the Municipal Code ; with a current tax rate of $15 per each run-off unit for use code 11 (residential) and 14. The remaining use codes are billed at a fixed rate per square footage of run-off area which ranges by use code from $.0005 to $.004. This is a fixed amount which can only be increased by election.
What is the Pension Obligation Tax on my property tax bill?
The Pension Obligation tax (Fund # 109072) is the restricted use of funds tax established in the 1960’s, which is collected to pay for the public employees’ retirement system with current tax rate of $.0910 per $100 of assessed tax roll valuation. This is a variable amount that is adopted by resolution by Council each year which has a cap amount that can only be increased through an election.
What is the Bonds – 2000- K-11/1999 Tax on my property tax bill?
The Bonds – 2000 –K-11/1999 tax (Fund # 109218) is the Tax collected to fund the Measure K General Obligation Bonds for the Town with a current tax rate of $0.03923 per $100 of assessed tax roll valuation. This is a variable amount that is adopted by resolution by Council each year which cannot be greater than the amount required to pay the principal and interest of the general obligation bond debt for the coming year.
Are there any exemptions (e.g., seniors/disabled/veterans/low-income) on my property tax bill?
None of these taxes has provisions for exemption from payment. Some special taxes did provide for exemption when the taxes were passed by the voters.
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