BENEFIT ASSESSMENT FEE SUMMARY

The Benefit Assessment Fee is the funding mechanism for AVFD and is based on the number and type of structures on a property. The fee is part of the annual property tax payment. Following is a breakdown of how those  fees are assessed.

Residential use code (00-06, 21, 45, 55, 66, 67) (A residence can be a trailer, a cabin, a house, a mansion, even a palace.)

$36 for undeveloped property
$72 for 1 residence
$36 additional per additional residence

Commercial use code (10-20, 22-36, 70-77, 79)

$36 for undeveloped property
$120 for any structure under 2,500 square feet
$180 for any structure 2501 – 5000 square feet
$60 additional per 5000 square feet increment
$600 cap

Developed agricultural (41-44, 51, 52)

$36 minimum* (If developed as residential, it is assessed at the residential rate; if developed as commercial, it is assessed at commercial rate.)

Timberland (61-65)

$0* (If developed as residential, it is assessed at the residential rate; if developed as commercial, it is assessed at commercial rate.)

Undeveloped agricultural (53-54)

$0* (If developed as residential, it is assessed at the residential rate; if developed as commercial, it is assessed at commercial rate.)