Who pays for the local Fire Department?

The City does not pay for the Fire Department. This function is handled by the County and paid with County taxes. The City provides a contribution, usually over $200,000 a year, to the Volunteer Fire Department for the purpose of purchasing and maintaining equipment.

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1. Have my overall property tax rates been raised recently?
2. As a taxpayer in Bowie, do I also have to pay for the Prince George's County Police Department?
3. Who pays for the local Fire Department?
4. The City owns and operates the Ice Arena and City Gymnasium. Who covers the cost of these facilities?