Published: Dec 11, 2013 3:35 PM EST
Updated: Dec 11, 2013 3:52 PM EST

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- After a fight in the courts, the City of Cape Coral has a judge's approval for a city-wide fire assessment.

The decision means the city will begin printing and sending out notices to collect the $150 fee from homeowners.

A city spokesperson said the money will be held in escrow, in case the losing party decides to appeal the judge's ruling.

If it is appealed, the case would move to the state's Supreme Court.