The City's costs include not only the direct cost of the nuisance abatement, but also notice, legal, and administrative costs. Therefore, the cost assessed for a City cleanup is significantly higher than the owner's cost to do the same cleanup.
Unless paid immediately an assessment appears as a charge added to the registered owner's property tax bill. It is usually due with the next year's property taxes.
Substantial Abatement, which is a large assessment for such things as the demolition of a vacant building, may be spread over a longer time period by Council action.
For information on City property taxes or current assessments, call (651) 266-8858.
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