Special Assessment

A Special Assessment is a levy on property owners to pay for a special service of local infrastructure projects such as the maintenance of roadways or stormwater infrastructure, stormwater retention, or streetlights, etc. The levy is charged only to the owners of property in the neighborhood or defined district that will benefit from the project and are generally referred to as a Special Assessment Districts.

Special Assessments are in addition to property taxes levied on homeowners to fund a specific project. 

Special Assessment Types

  • Neighborhood Improvement Special Assessment
  • Storm Water Special Assessment
  • Streetlighting Special Assessment (Visit Duke Energy's Outdoor Lighting page for more information about lighting)
  1. Neighborhood Improvements Special Assessment
  2. Storm Water Special Assessment
  3. Streetlighting Special Assessment

A Neighborhood Improvement Special Assessment is a levy against property for the upkeep and maintenance of providing services for neighborhood improvements storm water maintenance, recreation facilities, common area maintenance, retention pond maintenance, landscape maintenance and other essential services. 

Neighborhood Improvement Assessments are generally created for those areas where the Homeowners Association (HOA) have dissolved and would have generally been responsible for providing said services to the development or subdivision. 

Current Neighborhood Improvement Special Assessments

  • Mainline Village Development
    • Perimeter Fencing
    • Common Area Mowing
    • Street Lighting
  • Maine Avenue Villas Development
    • Perimeter Fencing
    • Common Area Mowing
    • Street Lighting
  • Cimarron Hills Development
    • Fencing Upkeep
    • Common Area Mowing
    • Street Lighting
  • Martin Place Phase 2 Development