California Emergency Telephone User (911) Surcharge Changed to a Flat Rate

Jan 13th, 2020

Effective January 1, 2020, California's Emergency Telephone Users (911) Surcharge was changed to a flat rate. Previously, the rate for the surcharge was percentage-based. Now, the surcharge applies at a flat rate for (1) each access line a service user subscribes to for use in California, and (2) each purchase of prepaid mobile telephony services (MTS) in California. The current rate is $0.30 according to the state's website (