What is a Benefit Assessment District?
What does a Benefit 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 a Benefit Assessment District?

Benefit Assessment District is a financing tool used by various local governments to pay for various infrastructure and services. The assessments are based on the concept of assessing only those properties that directly or indirectly benefit from the improvements and/or services financed by the Benefit Assessment District.

What does a Benefit Assessment District pay for?


Authorized improvements and services includes but is not limited to: water assessments, sewer and sanitation assessments, fire suppression, flood control, and storm drain.

When do I pay these assessments?

Special assessments are typically included in your general property tax bill and 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 special 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 for a Benefit Assessment District 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 for a Benefit Assessment are levied against the land and it remains with the property if a sale occurs.