Rapid Response Needs Reliable Funding

Independent funding is critical to provide essential emergency medical services in our communities.

In November, voters approved the creation of a new, independent EMS district.

The levy on the May ballot is the next step toward developing a sustainable, separate funding structure for EMS services throughout Valley County.

An EMS levy rate increase of .0002423 ($24.23 per $100,000 of taxable value) is proposed to fund EMS services throughout Valley County. This measure must pass by a two-thirds supermajority, or 66 and 2/3 percent.

Property Tax Calculator

Enter your home’s assessed value, select whether or not it is your primary residence and see what you will pay per year with the proposed levy rate.

For Comparison:

Monthly Trash Service Cost: $50.24

Monthly Netflix Subscription: $15.99

Average Monthly Expenditure on Coffee: $37 (men) – $44 (women) (source)

Example:

Levy Rate Calculation

Total Taxable Base in Valley County =
$11,258,100,713 (2023 total)

EMS District Budget (proposed 1st year) =
$4,060,000

Levy Rate = District Budget / Total Taxable
Levy Rate: .00036

Individual Property Tax Calculation Example

Assessed Value = $650,000
Less Homeowner Exemption = $125,000

Taxable Value = Assessed Value – Homeowner Exemption:
Taxable Value = $525,000

Property Tax = Taxable Value  x Levy Rate

Property Tax: $189 per year (or $15.75 per month)