special assessment

noun

: 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 In another case, a residential vacant lot with a market value of $26,000 would pay nearly $32,000 in special assessments over 40 years, not counting interest. Jennifer Dixon, Detroit Free Press, 14 Mar. 2024 In addition to her prison sentence, Gonzalez was ordered to a supervised release of three years and to pay a special assessment of $300. Edward Segarra, USA TODAY, 22 Apr. 2024 He was also ordered to pay $20,000 in special assessments. Muri Assunção, New York Daily News, 29 Mar. 2024 Work to restore four lakes and dams damaged in record floods in Midland and Gladwin counties in 2020 has been suspended while some property owners protest the costs of a pair of special assessments to fund construction and maintenance. Jennifer Dixon, Detroit Free Press, 14 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for special assessment 

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Word History

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of special assessment was in 1875

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“Special assessment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/special%20assessment. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

Legal Definition

special assessment

noun
: 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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