Why is my assessment $25.00 when my neighbor's is only $7.00?
Assessments are based on the benefit a particular property receives from the district. Properties near the bottom of the district or adjacent to a district tile line will generally pay more than properties at the top of the district or that are not close to a district tile. This is because the tile lines run through the lowest areas which would have the worst flooding if no tile was present. You can consult district maps (available through the drainage clerk) to determine your property's location within the drainage district in relation to the district tiles.

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1. What is a drainage district?
2. Who sets up drainage districts?
3. What are assessments for?
4. How is my assessment determined?
5. Who are the trustees?
6. Can the trustees make repairs without my consent?
7. Can I get out of the district?
8. Where are the drainage district records kept?
9. Where can I complain about drainage problems?
10. Who pays for drainage district repairs?
11. Why are the drainage assessments not proportional to property valuation?
12. Why is my assessment $25.00 when my neighbor's is only $7.00?
13. I've lived here for years and never gotten a drainage bill. Why now?
14. I just purchased this property and got a drainage bill. The previous owner paid me for property taxes due. Should they pay for this as well?
15. What happens if I don't pay my assessment?