Special assessments are a charge to real estate property for needed public projects and are charged only to the properties that receive a direct benefit from the project.
Special assessments may include, but are not limited to, items such as ditch assessments for construction and maintenance. In Sandusky County, the Engineer oversees 140 individual projects on maintenance encompassing 260 miles of open ditches and 15 miles of tile projects.
Other examples of special assessments may include:
- Improvements ~ street paving, curb repair/replacement, lighting districts, sidewalks and sewer or water lines
- Code Enforcement ~ weed and debris removal and delinquent water/sewer bills.