City of Manchester Fire Fees

For Fire Fee Questions:
City of Manchester
606-598-3456

Fire Department Services
The Manchester Fire Department provides services within the city limits and in some areas up to five miles outside the city limits; this region is considered the Manchester Fire District.

Fire Fee Rates
Persons living in or operating a business within the city limits are not required to pay annual fire dues. Those living outside the city limits but inside the Manchester Fire District shall pay annual dues as follows:
Single Family Dwelling$  50.00
Multiple Family Dwelling$ 100.00
Churches$  50.00
Commercial Property$ 100.00

Payment of Fire Fees
Fire fee bills are mailed annually in March and are to be paid in full by April 1. The city places a notice on the city website to advise property owners when fire fee bills are mailed and when they are due.
     Payment of fire fees may be made by mailing the bill and a check or money order to the City of Manchester, 123 Town Square, Manchester, Kentucky 40962. Please do not send cash through the mail. Persons paying by mail and desiring a receipt should enclose a self addressed, stamped envelope with their payment.
     Payments may also be made in person at the City of Manchester Water/Tax Office on Bridge Street across from the Public Library in downtown Manchester. The Water/Tax Office is open from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
 
Fire Reports
Fire reports are provided free of charge to persons living in or operating a business within the City of Manchester if the property taxes have been paid.
     Persons living or operating a business outside the city limits but within the Manchester Fire District will receive a fire report free of charge if the annual fire fee has been paid. If the annual fire fees have not been paid there is a $500.00 fee payable in full before a fire report will be issued.  
The Manchester Fire Department is a busy fire department noted for its quick response time. The department has state of the art equipment and trains every Tuesday. Interim Fire Chief Jason Nolan says the department is always looking for new members.

Fire Department participates in homeowners' safety program
     
The Manchester Fire Department is currently participating in the Firewise Program.  This program is designed to make home owners more aware of their home's safety during forest fire season. The  fire department will be providing 250 assessments of homes that are in our coverage area. This assessment is free to the home owners and will take 30 minutes to an hour to perform.

The Department has literature to inform the home owner to help the home owner gain knowledge to help better protect their property. This program is funded by a grant from the Kentucky Division of Forestry. If a home is noted to require improvements to better protect the property, this labor will be provided by the Manchester Fire Department after receiving approval of their second year grant.

This service will also be performed at no charge to the home owner. If anyone has questions they may contact a member of the Manchester Fire Department. To schedule an appointment for an assessment, please contact City Hall at 606-598-3456.