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03/07/2017   Budget Appropriations for Volunteer Fire Companies & Districts
10/18/2016   Fire District Elections

Budget Appropriations for Volunteer Fire Companies & Districts - 03/07/2017

Generally, N.J.S.A. 40A:14-34 limits the amount a municipality can annually appropriate for use by its volunteer fire companies or boards of fire commissioners to $150,000.  The Director is required to adjust this amount for inflation every two years in accordance with the Cost-of-Living Adjustment promulgated for the 1977 cap law (N.J.S.A. 40A:4-45.1a).  Effective for CY2017/SFY2018 and CY2018/SFY2019 municipal budgets, a COLA adjustment of one-half percent (.5%) has been applied to adjust the annual maximum contribution to $150,750.  Local Finance Notice 2017-06 has further information concerning municipal budget appropriations for volunteer fire companies and fire districts.

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Fire District Elections - 10/18/2016

The Division of Local Government Services has received guidance from the New Jersey Attorney General's Office regarding the Fire District Elections. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:14-76, the poll hours for elections are 2pm to 9pm, but the Board of Fire Commissioners "may designate a later closing hour on the same day" of the election.  The Fire District Elections would consist of any Special Meeting, Special Election and/or the Annual Election. If you have any questions, please email

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Updated: 03/07/2017