Timelines & tax estimates

Sustainable funding generated specifically for fire and rescue.

Fire & rescue

How much would the fire district cost me?

Only property owners and businesses in the unincorporated areas of Carbon County will pay for the fire protection district proposed on the November 2022 election ballot.

The chart below conveys annual and monthly costs, based on home values. Calculations are based on a maximum 3 mill levy.

Want to figure your exact cost? Use the following calculation:
Home Value x 9.5% x .003 (for a 3 mill levy)
Home Value x 9.5% x .002 (for a 2 mill levy)
Home Value x 9.5% x .001 (for a 1 mill levy)

equipment & operations

How much would a special district levy generate?

How this works

Tax Collection Timelines

Below is the timeline for regular property tax collection and mineral production collection for a district able to levy for the 2023 year.

Regular Property Tax Collection

November 2022
Voters approve new Taxing District.
August 2023
District proposes millage/ratification and certification for mills for TY23.
September 2023
Tax Statements are sent out inclusive of the mills for new district.
October 2023 - July 2024
Treasurer collects and remits taxes to the taxing entity monthly. Payments made in December, January and June will be the larger of distributions made. 

Using 2021 values, a new district levying 3 mills in unincorporated districts could expect to see approximately $826,075 between October 2023 and July 2024 in regular property tax revenue. 

Using 2022 values, a new district levying 3 mills in unincorporated districts could expect to see approximately $906,575 between October 2023 and July 2024 in regular property tax revenue.

Mineral Production Collection

November 2022
Voters approve new Taxing District.
August 2023
District proposes millage/ratification and certification for mills for TY23.
September 2024
Treasurer reconciles 2023 production and bills operators’ additional amounts owed using TY23 mills. Payments made for 2023 production were using prior tax year levies (TY2022).
December 2024
Operator payments for reconciled amounts are due to the County Treasurer.
January 2025
Treasurer remits mineral production reconciliation to district.
April 2025
Starting in April of 2025, a district that formed and levied for tax year 2023 would start to see payments remitted monthly for mineral production collections. 

Mineral Ad Valorem payments will be delayed.  They are also not as easily estimated.  For reference,  values for 2021 production would yield $383,870 for 3 mills and 2022 values would yield $780,706, respectively. 

The Wyoming Consensus Revenue Estimating Group (CREG) estimates do forecast a slight increase in production over the next few years. However, because of the volatile nature of the industries that are tied to production, it is a best guess and could certainly change.  With that in mind, if the actual production ends up lower than the estimated production that payments are based off during the reconciliation process, the treasurer will hold back distributions from entities to meet the shortfall the overpayment of tax created. Typically, this won’t be a significant difference, unless a district dissolves and no longer levies tax.