We have extensive experience in all aspects of laws governing special assessment and user fees. Our attorneys assist clients with the detailed procedures necessary to establish a special assessment district and confirm a special assessment roll. This includes providing guidance on types of properties subject to assessment, the methodology of calculating the assessment, collecting special assessments, handling delinquencies and defending appeals in the tax tribunal.
Municipal clients often rely on our attorneys for their expertise in the fine distinctions between permissible user fees and those susceptible to challenge as an unauthorized tax. Whether your community is establishing a new user fee system, or desire periodic review of an existing user fee system, our attorneys can help you understand permissible rate structures and methodologies, collection and enforcement options for user fee systems, and equitable cost based structures.