Our Fire Levy rate is the lowest in the county.
North Whidbey Fire and Rescue is independent of, and receives no funding from, the City of Oak Harbor or Island County. Our primary source of revenue for emergency operations is a Fire Levy paid by homeowners through their property taxes. NWFR is proud to be debt free, operates under a balanced budget, and has passed all its independent audits by the state.
State law limits the fire district to a one percent revenue increase per year. That’s why we stretch tax dollars further by applying for grants, aggressively maintaining emergency apparatus and equipment, and relying on volunteers to respond to calls. When needed, we ask our community to fund specific items that are needed to save lives and property.