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Special Assessments

Billing & Collections Department - Special Assessments Divison

The city of St. Petersburg uses assessments and liens as a means for collecting for improvements and services provided. The Special Assessments Division oversees the collections of several types of assessments. The assessments are created as a result of the city performing work that benefits individual properties as well as neighborhoods.

The Capital Improvement and Voluntary Capital Improvement Assessments are of a one time nature. These are generally large projects that affect many customers and are not expected to be repeated any time in the near future.

  • Area Improvements, Sanitary Sewer, Paving, Sidewalk, Dredging, Seawall & Reclaimed Water

Non-Capital Improvement Assessments are continuing assessments and are those projects that may be repeated many times and are generally located at individual addresses.

  • Lot Clearings, Demolitions, & Securing Property

The Special Assessments Division manages the filing of these liens, their subsequent releases, sends out annual billings, processes payments, performs searches of record and provides payoff amounts to individual property owners as well as title companies. This office also maintains many files of historical records relating to the lien filing and releases.


For assistance or information on these assessments:

By Mail: Billing & Collections Department
Attn: Special Assessments
P.O. Box 2842
St. Petersburg, FL 33731

In Person: Municipal Services Center
325 Central Avenue 
1st Floor - Special Assessments Counter
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Telephone: (727) 893-7196 
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

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