What is the 911 Surcharge?
9-1-1 is funded primarily via a monthly surcharge on telephone customers. This surcharge can be seen on any form of Telphone services., Wireline, Wireless, and VoIP providers
This fee provides funding for the operation of 911 emergency telecommunication services in our area. You can review a list of 911 fees by state here.
Who Collects the Fee?
You are not directly paying Calhoun County 9-1-1, but your individual service providers. This is then remitted to the State of Alabama 9-1-1 Board. Alabama 911 Board then distributes to each Emergency Communications District in the state.
What is the funding used for?
The 911 Fees are used for multiple items including:
We are responsible and held accountable for the use of public funding. As such we ensure to adhere to the state of Alabama Law and undergo State Audits to ensure those funds are properly used