Special assessments are charges applied to taxpayer's Real Estate property to cover the cost of:
Special Assessments are certified to the County Clerk by August 25th each year (KSA 13-907) by each city, or other governing entity, authorized to levy special assessments.
Although the charges are billed on your tax statement. The County Clerk is merely the billing and collection agency and has no authority to add or remove charges without the entity authorizing it, unless there is a clerical error.
Landfill assessments are charges to Residential and Commercial Real Estate property to cover the costs of maintaining the landfill.
Each residence in McPherson County shall be assessed a minimum of one (1) unit of solid waste annually at a rate of $105 per unit.
Each business or commercial establishment or institution in McPherson County shall be assessed a minimum of one (1) unit of solid waste annually at a rate of $130 per unit.
Each unit of solid waste over and above the one unit minimum shall be assessed an additional $130 per unit.*
*The additional charges are referred to as Users Fees and are certified to the County Clerk by the McPherson Area Solid Waste Utility each year.