special assessment

noun

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

Examples of special assessment in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Those familiar with the Harbor Towers special assessment saga of the early aughts may be getting a sense of déjà vu. Cameron Sperance, BostonGlobe.com, 26 June 2022 Brooks also assessed three special assessment fees totaling $40,100, which are due immediately. Ron Wood, Arkansas Online, 26 May 2022 Once approved by council, the creation of a shoreline special improvement district allows for special assessment levies. John Benson, cleveland, 4 Apr. 2022 Hohn was also ordered to pay a fine of $30,000, a special assessment of $20,000 and $6,000 in restitution to the victims. sun-sentinel.com, 23 Feb. 2022 Hohn was also ordered to pay a fine of $30,000, a special assessment of $20,000 and $6,000 in restitution to the victims. sun-sentinel.com, 23 Feb. 2022 Hohn was also ordered to pay a fine of $30,000, a special assessment of $20,000 and $6,000 in restitution to the victims. orlandosentinel.com, 22 Feb. 2022 The approval allows InnoMark to finance the $800,000 energy improvement project through a special assessment placed on the company’s property tax bill. Sue Kiesewetter, The Enquirer, 22 Feb. 2022 If a bank loan or special assessment is the source of the funds, be careful about signing a repair contract before the money is in hand. Kelly G. Richardson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of special assessment

1875, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of special assessment was in 1875

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2 Jul 2022

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“Special assessment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/special%20assessment. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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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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