What is an Assessment District?
What does an Assessment District pay for?
When do I pay the special assessment?
How long would I have to pay the special assessment?
What if I canít pay my taxes?
What happens when my propertyís value increase or decrease?
What happens when I sell my property?

What is an Assessment District?

Assessment Districts are used by various public agencies as alternative financing method for various public improvements.

What does an Assessment District pay for?


Authorized improvements and services include but not limited to water infrastructure, electrical, gas and lighting infrastructure, public transit facilities, and other basic infrastructure needs.

When do I pay these special assessments?

Special assessments are typically included in your general property tax bill and and if not paid, are subject to the same penalties that apply to your regular property taxes.

How long would I have to pay the special assessment?

It widely varies. We recommend you contact us to obtain information on the term of the assessment.

What if I canít pay my taxes?

Because special assessments are typically collected along with your general property tax bills, the same fees and penalties apply. In addition, a judicial foreclosure may commence (if applicable).

What happens when my propertyís value increase or decrease?

Special assessments may increase annually (for example, by 2% or based on an index such as the Consumer Price Index), however, it is not affected by the possible increase or decrease of your propertyís value.

What happens when I sell my property?

Special assessments are levied against the land, not the owner and it remains with the property if a sale occurs.