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 2.485 $99.40
Roadway Snow Plowing 1.541 $61.64
Sidewalk Snow Plowing 0.906 $36.24
Hazardous Sidewalk Repair 0.958 $38.32
Total  5.89 $235.60

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

These fees are based on the 2016-17 tax rates and are subject to periodic revision.

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