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noun

a tax levied by a local government on private property to pay the cost of local public improvements, as sidewalk construction or sewage disposal, that are of general benefit to the property taxed.

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Origin of special assessment

First recorded in 1870–75
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British Dictionary definitions for special assessment

special assessment

noun

(in the US) a special charge levied on property owners by a county or municipality to help pay the costs of a civic improvement that increases the value of their property
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