Appeal Process for Special Assessments for Services or Fines
You will have the opportunity to appeal the assessment before it is levied to your property taxes.
- A Notice of Intent to Assess letter will be sent to you which states a date/time for an appeal hearing.
- You must submit a written appeal of the assessment in order for the incident file to be prepared to be heard at the hearing.
- At the hearing, the appeals are usually heard in the order in which you arrive. The City will present their side of the case first.
- You have the right to question the City’s representative about anything they say. You will then have an opportunity to present your side of the case.
- The session is recorded.
After everyone has had an opportunity to speak, the Hearing Officer will take the matter under advisement. You should receive his/her final decision in writing within 15 days.
If the Hearing Officer’s decision is not satisfactory to you, you do have a right to further appeal through District Court. Instructions on that procedure are included in the Notice of intent to Assess and the final decision letter.
Last updated Sep. 27, 2011