Calculating Assessments

The cost of special assessments varies by the type of project as well as the size of the project area. The City has an Infrastructure Funding Policy that outlines how much of a project's costs are assessed to property owners and also caps that amount for certain types of projects. The current Infrastructure Funding Policy can be found via the Resources section of the Special Assessments homepage.

The method of determining the total amount of a property owner's special assessment can be complicated. It includes several factors: prior benefit, front foot or square foot cost, type of project, and whether or not any additional funding source is available.