Some residents may have received a Fire Contract from the City of Orangeburg for the first time. For decades, the Orangeburg Department of Public Safety has provided protection for the surrounding area outside of the City limits. Since the City is unable to collect fire fees, along with taxes for these properties, the City requires a Fire Contract to cover the costs of operations for the fire department. The fees collected from the contracts are used solely for the operation and improvement of the fire department, just like the fees collected as part of City property taxes.
As a result of collecting Fire Contracts, the City's Finance Office is currently receiving higher than normal call volumes. Individuals having questions regarding Fire Contracts should email email@example.com for the quickest response. All calls will be returned within 24 hours.
Payments can be made online or placed in drop boxes located at City Hall.