Benefit Assessment Districts

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A benefit assessment district levies a special assessment that can pay for the installation and maintenance of items including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Drainage
  • Flood control
  • Street lighting
  • Street maintenance

To see a list of all improvement items authorized in a benefit assessment district please see the California government code section listed under the legal authority section.

Legal authority

A benefit assessment district is authorized by the California government code division 2, chapter 6.4, section 54703 et seq. entitled Benefit Assessment Act of 1982.