Special Assessments

It is possible for a special assessment to not be valid because of certain steps that the government body must take to demonstrate the public need for a project and that the improvements made to the property will exceed the assessment. If they cannot do this, then the special assessment cannot be valid.

At Kelly & Lemmons, P.A., we have worked to protect the rights of clients in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and western Wisconsin for nearly four decades. With over 150 years of combined legal experience, we offer our clients cost-effective and timely representation so that proactive solutions can be identified and utilized. It is through our knowledge, skill, experience, and our access to infinite resources that we can defend your rights and your interests.

Effectively Addressing A Notice Of Special Assessment

You do not have to accept a special assessment, as you are not required to do so. However, you can take action to protect your rights and the interests of both you and your property. If you are a property owner who has received a “Notice of Special Assessment” from the city or municipality in which you live, you will need to speak to a qualified Minnesota municipal law lawyer as soon as possible so that you can immediately begin protecting your rights and your property.

Upon the receipt of the notice, we will help you file a claim that will prevent or adjust assessment and will do so quickly. We will also do the following:

  • Gather, evaluate ,and preserve all of the relevant evidence
  • Prepare all documents and submit them
  • Serve as your advocate during all proceedings and hearings

You will never be left wondering what comes next, what options are available to you, or what is happening within your case. You will be advised every step of the way so you can make informed decisions.

Effective Counsel To Municipalities

Just as we represent individual property owners, we also represent cities and other municipalities. The Minneapolis municipal law attorney you will work with will advise you when you are seeking to fund improvements using special assessments. We have in-depth knowledge of the law regarding this process, as well as the process itself. We also know what the city must do to enforce a special assessment.

It is our goal to reach a resolution for all parties involved so that everyone can move forward in a way that is appropriate. It is through effective representation that property owners can successfully dispute special assessments and why cities can move forward with projects that truly improve the communities throughout Minnesota.

Contact A Minnesota Municipal Law Attorney

When a government body is seeking funds from someone or any other entity, the special assessment is only valid if they can demonstrate that there is a public need for the project and that the value of the improvements to be made to the property exceeds the assessment’s amount. If this is not happening, then you have rights that you can assert. To learn more about how Kelly & Lemmons, P.A. can help you, call the office at 651-224-3781.