Added Assessment Bills

If improvements are made to your home, you may receive an “added assessment” bill in October. This bill must be paid in addition to your regular tax bill. If your mortgage company is paying your taxes, a copy of the assessment bill will be mailed to them. However, not all mortgage companies pay added assessments. It is ultimately the homeowner’s responsibility to find out if the mortgage company will pay or if the homeowner must submit payment directly to the tax office.