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Embellishment Fees on the Property Tax Bill

Embellishment fees, charges for specific services, are included on the annual property tax bill. The fees are based on a property's front footage. To figure out an embellishment charge, the embellishment rate is multiplied by the property's front footage. For corner properties, the front footage comprises 1/3 of the longer side's footage plus the full footage of the lot's shorter side. 


Service Rate Average Homestead Charge
Street Cleaning 1.505 $60.20
Roadway Snow Plowing 2.874 $114.96
Sidewalk Snow Plowing 1.023 $40.92
Hazardous Sidewalk Repair 0.164 $6.56
Total   5.566 $222.64 

*Average Homestead = House assessed with a 40' front footage.

These fees are based on the 2014-15 tax rates and are subject to periodic revision.

Visit the Assessment Bureau Tax Rates page for a full explanation of tax bill charges.

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