Forest Fire Protection Assessment (FFPA)

Forest Fire Protection Assessment (FFPA) is a fee that is paid by private landowners and exempt entities (counties, cities, non-profits, and state landowners) to help pay for the cost of preparing to fight wildfires. Any landowner who pays FFPA also pays a Landowner Contingency Assessment (LOC). LOC pays for emergency fire suppression when a FFPA/LOC landowner starts a fire during a landowner operation.
As a private landowner, if your property is forested or unimproved, or partially forested or unimproved, you may pay FFPA and LOC through your county taxes administered by your county assessor.
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Related Washington State Laws & Regulations

  • RCW 76.04.610 – Forest Fire Protection Assessment
  • RCW 76.04.005 – Definitions
  • RCW 76.04.165 – Legislative declaration -- Forest protection zones
  • RCW 76.04.630 – Landowner contingency forest fire suppression account
  • RCW 52.16.170 – Taxation and assessment of lands lying both within a fire protection district and forest protection assessment area
  • WAC 332-24-710 – Forest protection zone – Kitsap County
  • WAC 332-24-720 – Forest protection zone – Pierce County
  • WAC 332-24-730 – Forest protection zone – King County