Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Public Safety Committee

December 9, 2004

Staff Lead:


Paul S. McCulla, County Attorney

County Attorney


An Ordinance Amending Fauquier County Code Section 8-32 to Increase the E-911 Levy from $2.00 to $3.00 Per Month Per Access Line and to Exempt from Payment of the Tax Any Subscriber to Individual Telephone Service Who Resides in a Nursing Home or Similar Adult Care Facility

Topic Description:

The proposed Ordinance amending Fauquier County Code Section 8-32 to increase the E-911 levy from $2.00 to $3.00 per month per access line and to exempt from payment of the tax any subscriber to individual telephone service who resides in a nursing home of similar adult care facility.  According to Timothy McMenamin, Director of the Warrenton-Fauquier Joint Communications Center, a $1.00 increase in the E-911 tax would raise an additional $153,873 for FY 2006.  The Code of Virginia requires that these funds be used for the operation and maintenance of the County’s E-911 system and may not be used for general county purposes.

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Conduct a public hearing and consider adoption of the attached Ordinance.

Financial Impacts Analysis:

Increase in tax would cost each telephone consumer an additional $12.00 annually per telephone line and would generate $153,873 in additional tax revenues for FY2006.  Following is a summary of financial impacts on the Warrenton-Fauquier Joint Communications Center (WFJCC) budget:

Total Verizon Phone Lines


Total Tax ($3.00)


Monthly total Received


Total Months In Year


Total Tax per Year


Reduction of 3% administrative fees


Reduction of tax by administrative fees


Plus Other Phone Carrier Taxes


Plus Wireline Revenue


Plus Street Sign Revenue


Plus Comp Board Revenue


Overall Total Revenue




Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:

Warrenton-Fauquier Joint Communications Center