How does an assessment project get approved?
All assessment projects (both those initiated by citizen petition and those initiated by the Board) must be approved by the Board of County Commissioners at a public hearing. Ballots will be sent out to benefitted property owners for projects initiated by citizens who will have an opportunity to vote Yes, in favor of the project or No, against the project.

Prior to the public hearing, all potentially affected property owners are notified by registered mail of the date, time and place of the proposed public hearing along with the maximum amount of assessment they may be required to pay if the project is approved. Citizens interested in an assessment are provided an opportunity to share their opinion on the matter during the public comment portion of the public hearing.

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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?