How are assessments determined?
The law requires that assessments be based on benefit derived as determined by the Drain Commissioner. All properties within the drainage district are assessed considering factors such as size of the parcel, land use, proximity to the drain, location of the property within the district, and other factors. Drainage is considered as an interdependent system with the entire system benefiting from maintenance of the common outlet.

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1. What is a drainage district?
2. What is a drain assessment?
3. Where is the County drain for which I am being assessed?
4. Why did I receive more than one special assessment notice?
5. Is this the only way I would receive multiple drain assessments in 1 year?
6. How are assessments determined?
7. Do all property owners pay drain assessments?
8. I recently purchased my property. Why am I being billed for work done prior to my ownership?
9. What if I cannot attend the Day of Review?
10. What happens if I disagree with the proposed assessment for my property?
11. What is a Day of Review of Apportionments?
12. What is the difference between an apportionment and an assessment?