The City issues special assessments for the following types of work performed on behalf of a property owner:
- Curb and sidewalk repair
- Sanitary sewer installation
- Nuisance abatement (including mowing and trash removal)
- Demolition and board-up of dangerous buildings
- Neighborhood Improvement Districts
For curb, sidewalk, sewer and demolition assessments, the property owner has 60 days from the date of issuance of the assessment to pay the balance of the assessment in full. For trash removal, mowing, and board-up assessments, the property owner has 30 days from the date of issuance of the assessment to pay in full. If not paid in full, all assessments except those issued for trash removal, mowing, and board-up revert to an annual billing and are payable, with interest, in annual installments, the number of which vary by the type of assessment.
Payment for special assessments can be made electronically using Quick Tax and by mail (by check) or in person (by check, cash or credit card) to the City Treasurer’s Office. Checks should be made payable to KCMO City Treasurer.
A special assessment is a lien against the property and if left unpaid, may leave the property subject to foreclosure or other collection enforcement actions.
Questions regarding special assessments can be directed to:
Tax Administration Section
City Hall, second floor, 414 E. 12th St. Kansas City, MO 64106