Special Assessments

What is a Special Assessment?



Special assessments are a way for cities to charge certain properties for the cost of making local improvements, or to collect certain charges that will benefit those properties. The authority to levy special assessments is granted under Minnesota Statute, Chapter 429. The City of Coon Rapids uses special assessments to recover a portion of the cost of street and utility reconstruction (the City of Coon Rapids Engineering Department calculates the amount to be assessed). Special assessments are also used to collect costs associated with eliminating weeds, removing diseased trees, and removal of public health hazards from private property. Delinquent utility fees are also collected utilizing special assessments.

Property Assessment Search Button

NEW!
Look up Special Assessments with this tool! Click on the image to the left to enter the property address.

What to Know When Using the Assessment Search Tool

The Assessment Lookup tool will help you:

  • Find pending or levied assessments for specific properties
  • Please know properties may be selected by address or parcel identification number (PIN)
  • Assessment and payment information is continuously updated

The first screen of the Assessment Lookup shows pending and levied assessments due to the City of Coon Rapids. At the bottom of the first page, there is a link for amounts certified and payable to Anoka County. Please call Anoka County at 763-323-5400 to verify that the certified amounts remain due and payable to Anoka County.

The Coon Rapids Assessing Department administers the collection of special assessments. For further questions concerning a special assessment on your property please call 763-767-6446.


How do I pay off a Special Assessment Balance?

Check, cash and credit card (Visa and MasterCard) payments may be made in person Monday through Friday, during the hours of 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. We are unable to accept credit card payments for special assessments over the phone. 

Outside of regular business hours, checks may be mailed or dropped off at City Hall. Make checks payable to "City of Coon Rapids", include the property address and ID number on the check. Mail the check to: 

Coon Rapids Assessing Dept.
11155 Robinson Drive
Coon Rapids, MN  55433  

Check payments may also be dropped in the Utility payment drop box located near the main entry to Coon Rapids City Hall.