The Parrish Fire District is an Independent Special District located in northern Manatee County. The
district provides fire protection to 10,000 residents over a predominately rural area, with one fire station,
11 career firefighting personnel, two staff employees, and 15 volunteer firefighters. Parrish is faced with
significant growth today and continuing in the near future.

The Parrish Fire District was created on April 9, 1982, by the Florida Legislature and approved by the
Governor, to provide fire protection, fire prevention, and rescue service for 97 square miles in
unincorporated Manatee County. The area incorporated in the fire district are: Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35
and 36 all lying in Township 33 South, Range 19 East; and Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and
12, all lying in Township 34 South, Range 19 East; and all of Sections 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18, lying
north of Manatee River, all lying in Township 34 South, Range 19 East, and Sections 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, and 34, all lying in Township 33 South,
Range 20 East, and Sections 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, and 28, all lying in
Township 34 South, Range 20 East, and all of Sections 29, 30, 32, and 33, lying North of Manatee
River, all lying in Township 34 South, Range 20 East. (See boundary map). The district operates as an
Independent Special District under special law 2004-400, and general laws Chapter 189 and 191. The
fiscal year for the fire district is October 1-September 30.

Enabling Legislation

Boundary Map

Florida Statute 189

Florida Statute 191

Florida Commission on Ethics ( select "ethics laws")
Parrish Fire District