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201 4th Street SE
Room 135
Rochester, MN 55904 (Map)

Phone: 507-328-2900
Fax: 507-328-2901
TDD: 507-328-2900

Mon-Fri 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

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What Are Special Assessments?

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Special assessments are charges to specific properties for public improvements constructed or maintained by the City. Special assessments cover all or a portion of the cost. The most common improvements assessed by the City are:

  • Construction, reconstruction, replacement or installation of streets, sidewalks, pavement, gutters, curbs, lighting, boulevard landscaping, trees
  • Construction of Water main, storm sewer or sanitary sewer systems
  • Installation of above-standard street lighting systems
  • Reconstruction of alleys
  • Construction of new sidewalks
  • Installation or repair of water service lines
  • Installation of fire protection systems
  • Transportation Improvement District
  • Water Availability Charges
  • Sanitary Availability Charges

What other charges can be assessed or levied to my property taxes?