How is assessment paid? Will it increase my taxes?

The Board also determines the number of years permitted for payment of the assessment. The assessment may be paid in full within 30 days without penalty or it may be repaid over the determined period at an interest rate set by the Board.

The assessment is in a second lien position after property taxes and is not an increase in the property taxes themselves. The improvement may cause sales in the area to be higher than before the improvement, but it is difficult to ascertain what fraction of this increase is attributable directly to the improved road. Of course, as assessed valuations are based on representative sales, property taxes could eventually increase.

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1. What is an Road Improvement District (RID)?
2. Why would an RID be formed?
3. How is an RID initiated?
4. How are the boundaries of an RID determined?
5. How is the cost estimate prepared? Can the County assess cost overruns?
6. How is the total cost of the improvement divided among the owners?
7. How much will the assessment be for the average size lot?
8. How is assessment paid? Will it increase my taxes?
9. When do I pay my assessment?
10. Does the County participate in the cost of an RID?
11. What is the procedure for improving a private road?
12. Is the County for or against RIDs?
13. Which department handles RIDs?