Special Assessment Policy

In an attempt to clear up some misperceptions regarding the revised Special Assessment Policy recently adopted by the Brandon City Council. The revised policy is updating an assessment policy that has been in place since 1987. The policy is in compliance with and is based upon existing South Dakota Codified Law. 


The City uses special assessments to pay for new infrastructure improvements that benefit specific properties. The last time the City utilized special assessments was in 2009. The City has not used any special assessments for reconstruction projects. No special assessments have been levied for any of the Sylvan Circle Area, Core Area or Rushmore Area reconstruction projects.


If you have any questions regarding the use of special assessments, please contact the City during normal business hours.

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