The City of Orange is proud to announce that an ISO Class 2 rating has been achieved, effective July 2018. This Public Protection Classification (PPC) of 2 impacts those entities that are serviced by the City of Orange Fire Department and are within 1000 feet of a fire hydrant and 5 road miles of the closest fire station. These guidelines allow virtually every entity in the city limits of Orange to utilize this new PPC.
Most U.S. insurers of home and business properties use the ISO’s PPC in calculating premiums. Generally, the price of insurance in a community with a good PPC is lower than in a community with a poor PPC, assuming all other factors are equal.
Staff advises City of Orange residents to check with their insurance agents when purchasing a new homeowners policy or when renewing an existing policy to ensure they are aware of the PPC status change.