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How is my assessment calculated?
Under Board Resolution 02-210 establishing the assessment methodology to be used for assessments adopted under Chapter 94 of the Pasco County Code of Ordinances, assessments are based on the number of Equivalent Residential Units (ERUS) applicable to your property. The ERU methodology is based on the theory that each dwelling unit that is either already built or may be built in the future on a particular piece of property and which has access to the public road(s) that is or are being improved as part of the assessment project area will receive a benefit by being able to utilize the improved road. The more dwelling units permitted by the residential zoning applicable to a particular parcel, the greater the proportionate share of the assessment costs will be apportioned to that particular parcel based on increased potential vehicular use of the public road and the related impact on the wear and tear on the public road.

Paving Assessment

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1. How does an assessment come about?
2. How is my assessment calculated?
3. What are ERUS and how are they calculated?
4. What other factors does the County consider in calculating an assessment?
5. How does an assessment project get approved?
6. What will happen if I do not return my ballot?
7. If an assessment project is approved at the public hearing, is a lien automatically placed against my property for the amount of the proposed assessment?
8. Since the non-ad valorem paving assessment appears on the ad valorem tax bill, isn’t it a tax?
9. When will I have to pay for the paving work to be performed?
10. What happens if I can’t afford to pay the assessment when I get the bill? Will I lose my property?
11. What happens to the lien if I choose to pay-off my assessment early?
12. Is there any way I can reduce the assessment?