If an assessment project is approved at the public hearing, is a lien automatically placed against my property for the amount of the proposed assessment?
No. If a project is approved at a public hearing, a preliminary assessment roll listing the parcels, their owners of record and the maximum amount is adopted by the Board and recorded in the public records of the County. This roll serves as a public notice to potential new owners and other parties who may wish to have an interest in any property within the project area that an assessment (not to exceed the maximum amount listed in the roll) will become due to the County at some point in the future. This roll DOES NOT create a lien against your property and no payment for the assessment is due until it is included by the Property Appraiser on your ad valorem tax bill after all the work in the project area has been completed.

Show All Answers

1. How is an assessment initiated?
2. How is my assessment calculated?
3. What are ERUS and how are they calculated?
4. What other factors does the County consider in calculating an assessment?
5. How does an assessment project get approved?
6. What will happen if I do not return my ballot?
7. If an assessment project is approved at the public hearing, is a lien automatically placed against my property for the amount of the proposed assessment?
8. Since the non-ad valorem paving assessment appears on the ad valorem tax bill, isn’t it a tax?
9. When will I have to pay for the paving work to be performed?
10. What happens if I can’t afford to pay the assessment when I get the bill? Will I lose my property?
11. What happens to the lien if I choose to pay-off my assessment early?
12. Is there any way I can reduce the assessment?