What are special assessments?

Special assessments are charges to specific properties for public improvements constructed or maintained by the City. Special assessments cover all or a portion of the cost. The most common improvements assessed by the City are:

  • Construction, reconstruction, replacement or installation of streets, sidewalks, pavement, gutters, curbs, lighting, boulevard landscaping, trees
  • Construction of storm or sanitary sewer systems
  • Installation of above-standard street lighting systems
  • Reconstruction of alleys
  • Construction of new sidewalks
  • Installation or repair of water service lines
  • Installation of fire protection systems


Last Edited: February 16, 2017