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Special Assessments

Special assessments are a charge to properties for the cost of making a local improvement, or to collect certain charges that will benefit these properties.

  • Cities may also use special assessments to recover the cost of service charges including, but not limited to:
  • Snow, ice and rubbish removal from sidewalks
  • Weed elimination from streets and private property
  • Removal or elimination of public health or safety hazards
  • Trimming and care of trees and removal of unsound trees
  • Unpaid sewer and water bills
  • Street reconstruction

The Finance Department administers the collection of special assessments. For questions concerning a special assessment on your property, please call the Finance Director at 651.747.3909.