Street Improvement Assessments

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Calculating Street Special Assessments

In Burnsville, special assessments for street reconstruction, rehabilitation and reclamation projects are calculated by:

  • The lineal footage abutting the assessed roadway (measured from 30 feet behind the curb)
  • The type of land use

Street footage is adjusted to account for irregularities in lot sizes and shapes. For example, residential corner lots will receive reductions in street footage to reduce the burden, while lots in cul-de-sacs will receive increases in street footage to account for irregular lot shapes.

The total assessment amount for the entire year’s street projects will be the lesser of the two scenarios below:

  1. Average of the last three years of assessment rates for reconstruction, reclamation or rehabilitation, OR
  2. 40 percent of the current year’s project cost for street reconstruction, reclamation or rehabilitation work (this does not include utility work, which is not assessed)