special assessment

noun
|Updated on: 18 Jul 2018

Definition of special assessment

: a specific tax levied on private property to meet the cost of public improvements that enhance the value of the property

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First Known Use of special assessment

1875

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special assessment

noun

legal Definition of special assessment

: a specific tax levied on private property to meet the cost of public improvements that provide a special benefit enhancing the value of the property

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