Can someone explain to me where this fire tax is going and what is the insanity of the accumulated interest. I paid mine about 12 hours late. I got a notice for and $11 fine, then I got a notice saying I hadn’t paid it and a fine of $34. This almost seems criminal but because it’s the state that is perpetrating it, it’s OK? I had to wait for a social security check to pull the money out of my ear. They want it now.