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I am looking for anyone that may know a ballpark answer to my question;

If a town with an ISO rate of 3 goes to a 4,5,6, what could the monetary payment increase for the taxpayers/business owners?

I understand hard facts cant be given. But has this been done to anyone, and if so what did the rate for payment go to.

Thank you and be safe,
Joe McClelland

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I know that Google has a formula that you can call that will tell you how much more per $100,000 doller per ISO rate drop.
Understand the rating system. If you are a 1-4, that is for commercial rating. You are an "A" for homeowners. 5-8 is a "B";
9 = C and 10= D.
So you see, if you go from 3 to 4, you are still an "A" and wont effect the homeowners, only the commercial. You would have to drop 2 classes from 3 to 5 to go to a "B" which would then affect ALL properties, commercial and residential.

It may only be an 8-10% rate increase. Contact the ISO Public Protection Division. It is a straight answer

While conducting a study on a new fire station two years ago, , I researched just that question. Most insurance companies told me that they look at two things; where is the nearest hydrant and how far away is the nearest fire station (manned). The ISO rating is not even considered. You may want to make a few calls to local incurance agents. The commercial rates are effected by the ISO rating.
Hey Joe,

I'm not sure buddy, but we have said is in the ball park of $200, per household, per year as an average. Now this is for every rating hike. In other words, if a 2 goes to a 3 it is $200. If a 3 goes to a 4......$200. Again, don't quote me on these numbers, but that is what sticks in my head.
I remember reading in one of Larry Davis's ISO books that a drop from 3 to 4 usually resulted in nog change however once you went from 4 to 5 or 5 to 6 or beyond it was something like 15%. Of course this all depends on which insurance carrier you deal with and which state you are located in. Best information I oculd say is contact a few indivudual insurance agents in the area. Good Luck
You can check with your state fire marshal office and insurance companies in your town. Are city council was looking at not replacing our ladder truck tell some of the citzens found out how much more ther insurance was going to go up it was looking at any 50 to 100 dollers more a year. . We got a new ladder truck.

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