special assessment

special assessment
special assessment n: 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

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

special assessment
A real property tax proportionately levied on homeowners and landowners to cover the costs of improvements that will be for the benefit of all upon whom it is imposed.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


special assessment
A real property tax proportionately levied on homeowners and landowners to cover the costs of improvements that will be for the benefit of all upon whom it is imposed.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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