The City uses special assessments to finance different types of local improvements and to recover cost of services, unpaid charges and fines.
Special assessments charges are imposed on properties for a particular improvement that benefits the property, or for a specific service provided to the property owner. MN Statutes Chapter 429 authorizes the City to levy special assessments to pay for constructing, improving and maintaining streets, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, utility lines and similar facilities; tree removal; nuisance abatement; unpaid utility bills and other special service charges.
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The eProperty system shows pending or levied assessments for specific properties. Select a property by address or Property ID. Assessment and payment information is updated regularly .
The tables in eProperty show pending and levied assessments from the City of Eagan. Amounts certified and payable to Dakota County can be found on their site.
The City special assessment process follows state law and consists of the following procedures:
Assessment Notice– The City informs property owners of upcoming improvements or unpaid special service charges by mail and via the Legal Notices section of ThisWeek newspaper.
Public Hearing- Property owners are presented with the opportunity to review the proposed assessment prior to City Council action.
City Council Action- If the Council adopts the assessment, it becomes a lien on the property and payment will be due under the terms of the assessment.
Certification of the Assessment– This is the process of informing the Dakota County Auditor of the assessment. This process is done prior to December 31 so the County can include the assessment in next year’s property tax statement.
The City is authorized to defer special assessments on undeveloped properties, Green Acres status properties, for seniors who meet income requirements, for people with disabilities, and for members of the military. Deferred special assessments are certified to the county auditor but collection is deferred.
For questions concerning a special assessment on your property, or to make a payment, please call (651) 675-5020.
Special assessments may be paid in multiple payments under the terms of the assessment, or they may be paid at the City of Eagan prior to the certification of the assessment. Below is some important payment information for a special assessment:
A portion or all of the special assessment can be paid without interest within 30 days after the council adopts the assessment.
If the assessment is paid after 30 days, the property owner pays the amount of interest accrued as of the date of payment.
At any time after the certification, the property owner may still pay the entire remaining unpaid amount to the County and must also pay all interest accrued until the end of that calendar year.
Special assessments due to the City of Eagan can be paid over the phone, by mail, or in person at the Finance Department on the second floor of City Hall, 3830 Pilot Knob Rd, Eagan MN 55122.