North Carolina General Statutes § 160A-218 Basis for making assessments

Assessments may be made on the basis of:

(1)        The frontage abutting on the project, at an equal rate per foot of frontage, or

(2)        The area of land served, or subject to being served, by the project, at an equal rate per unit of area, or

(3)        The value added to the land served by the project, or subject to being served by it, being the difference between the appraised value of the land without improvements as shown on the tax records of the county, and the appraised value of the land with improvements according to the appraisal standards and rules adopted by the county at its last revaluation, at an equal rate per dollar of value added; or

(4)        The number of lots served, or subject to being served, where  the project involves extension of an existing system to a residential or commercial subdivision, at an equal rate per lot; or

(5)        A combination of two or more of these bases.

Whenever the basis selected for assessment is either area or value added, the council may provide for the laying out of benefit zones according to the distance of benefited property from the project being undertaken, and may establish differing rates of assessment to apply uniformly throughout each benefit zone.

For each project, the council shall endeavor to establish an assessment method from among the bases set out in this section which will most accurately assess each lot or parcel of land according to the benefit conferred upon it by the project. The council's decision as to the method of assessment shall be final and conclusive and not subject to further review or challenge. (1971, c. 698, s. 1.)

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