Regulatory Watch

State Responsibility Area Fire Fee

As many CCA members are aware, CCA has been working diligently over the past year to fight the fee that is now being assessed for all habitable structures in State Responsibility Areas. As bills are now being sent alphabetically by county, CCA recommends that all members complete and sumbit an appeal form below to combat this fee. The form must be returned within 30 days from the time the bill was sent by the Board of Equalization. For more information, contact Margo Parks in the CCA office at (916) 444-0845 or by e-mail at

Reason CCA members can site for the appeal: This tax is unconsitutional. The California Constitution requires that new taxes be approved by two-thirds of the membership of both houses of the legislature. Because the money from this bill will not be redirected to my county unless the county meets certain criteria, there is no way to ensure that I will receive direct benefit from the payment of this bill. This charge is a tax, and because it has not been properly approved by two-thirds of the legislature, it is illegal.

SRA Factsheet

SRA Fee Appeal Form

CCA Comments on Priority Issues

CCA staff are continuously working to protect ranchers in the regulatory arena. To see some of the recent comments CCA has submitted to various regulatory agencies, click on the links below:

7/9/12 - Lahontan Grazing Waiver Comments

3/5/12 - Red Fox Comments

12/2/11 - SRA Rule Comments

10/4/11 - Wild Horse Advisory Board

1/1/10 - North Coast Irrigated Lands Program Comments