Lane Fire Authority provides fire, life safety and emergency medical services (EMS) to 45,000 residents over 282 square miles in the scenic Willamette Valley. Our career and volunteer emergency personnel respond to approximately 6,800 emergency calls per year, 81% of which are for EMS. Thank you for the opportunity to serve our community!


We strive to provide the highest level of services that improve the quality of life, health, and safety of all we meet.

If you pay property tax to Lane Fire Authority, you will be receiving a letter from the Lane County Department of Assessment & Taxation similar to the one below.  In the May 2021 election, you, the tax payer voted to assess a General Obligation Levy at a rate of $0.35 cents per $1000 of your assessed property value.  The Department of Assessment & Taxation only assessed the tax payer $0.035 cents per $1000 of your assessed property value.  Lane County is now collecting the unpaid tax that was voted on.  The difference will be detailed on the letter you receive and is due on May 16, 2022.  If not paid by then, the 3% discount will be lost and interest will start to accrue.  If a mortgage company pays your property taxes, please be advised that they have not been informed of this property tax change. 

The original charge can be verified on your tax statement, copies of which are available on the following website:

If you have any questions, please contact Daniela Urbatzka at (541) 682-3675 or

Notice of Budge Committee Meeting

Lane Fire Authority and Santa Clara fire board of directors and budget committee members will meet on May 19, 2022 at 6:00pm to discuss the matters of the 2022/2023 budget.  The meeting will be held at our Main Station in Veneta, 88050 Territorial.  For more information, contact Julie Meriwether at 

Lane Fire Authority

Budget Meeting Notice

Santa Clara Fire District

Budget Meeting Notice

Backyard burn season is now open. You must have a Burn Regulations form, onsite and call 541-726-3976, select #5 for our area or follow the LRAPA link below before burning each day to make sure it is a burn day!!!

You can download the burn regulations below or pick up a copy outside one of our stations in a flyer box.

Click on either page to download