Reminder: Police and Fire State Aid Forms Due March 15

February 22, 2022

Failure to submit forms could result in a loss of state aid.

The Department of Revenue (DOR) sent out a reminder to local governments that application forms for Police and Fire State Aid are due by March 15.

The forms are available online.

Programs subsidize pension costs

Police State Aid helps subsidize pension costs for local governments. A police department’s authorized representative must submit Form PA‑1, Certification of Peace Officers, to the DOR to avoid losing part or all of its aid for this year. In 2021, the DOR was initially scheduled to distribute $91.2 million in Police State Aid.

Fire State Aid helps subsidize pension costs for local governments and fire relief associations. A fire department’s authorized representatives must submit Form FA-1, Fire State Aid Application, to the DOR to avoid losing part or all of its aid for this year. In 2021, the DOR was initially scheduled to distribute $39.7 million in Fire State Aid.

DOR will send notifications

The DOR will notify each police and fire department that has not submitted Form PA-1 or Form FA-1 by the deadline. The notice will remind the department that if forms are not submitted within 10 days, the department could forfeit all or part of its aid for the year.

Any police or fire department that does not submit the forms by the deadline will forfeit 5 percent of this year’s state aid for each week, or fraction of a week, that the form is late.

Police and Fire State Aid amounts are determined in late September and paid by Oct. 1 each year.

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