Special Assessment

The BS&A Special Assessment application manages a variety of special assessments, from single-year districts to more complicated multi-year amortization districts. Installment amounts can be billed and collected in Special Assessment, or sent to Tax for inclusion on the tax bill.

Automatic Calculation of Penalty and Extra Interest

Special Assessment.NET allows for the automatic calculation of Penalty as well as Extra Interest. Penalty and Extra Interest start and stop date options are set up for your entire unit, or can be overridden by individual Special Assessment Districts within that unit.

Calculation of a Certification Fee

If delinquent special assessment bills are rolled to Tax .NET, a certification fee can be added to compensate for the time and effort of doing so.

Easily Transfer Delinquent Special Assessments to Tax.NET for Billing

Special Assessment .NET will export delinquent special assessment amounts to Tax.NET. You can then bill for the special assessment on the tax bill and get reimbursed through the revolving fund if taxes aren’t paid. Additionally, you can set current year installments as paid as part of the Transfer to Tax process.

Amortization Table

The Amortization Table allows you to quickly view: a) the length of the special assessment district loan; b) the total installment for each future year; c) the amount allocated to Principal; d) the amount allocated to Interest.

Multi-Year Snapshot View

Through the Multi-Year Snapshot View, you can easily see the original total assessment of the parcel, the total amount of principal payments over the years of the special assessment district, and the current balance.

Accommodate All Types of Special Assessments

Special Assessment .NET can handle all types of special assessments, from single-year districts to complicated multi-year amortization districts. A “One Year District Advancement Utility” is provided for single-year districts to help set up the new year.

Unlimited Payments

There is no limit to the number of payments you can accept with Special Assessment .NET.

Tight Integration with BS&A Financial Management Applications

Special Assessment.NET links closely with our Financial Management applications. You can easily journalize and post special assessment receipts to GL/Budgeting .NET. Additionally, you can accept payments with Cash Receipting .NET and post them real-time to Special Assessment .NET.

Comprehensive Collection of Built-in Reports… and a Free Report Writer

Why purchase a software product only to then invest more time creating the reports you need? BS&A’s applications come with an extensive list of flexible and easily-customizable reports.

A powerful Report Writer is included at no charge, giving you the ability to create reports you find necessary for your jurisdiction.

Comprehensive Audit Trail

Every field and process in Special Assessment .NET has a corresponding audit trail. In addition to all of the Parcel fields and processes, all Unit Setup and Program Setup areas are audited.


Reminders help you keep track of important events, tasks, and deadlines, and can be assigned to specific parcels. An Item Display Filter gives you the option to view All, Expired, or Future reminders. A snooze feature temporarily dismisses the reminder so you can continue with your work.

Centralized Administration Database

A centralized Administration Database is shared across all applications. Among other benefits, this eliminates the use of redundant user records, greatly improving user administration. Additionally, the use of Groups eliminates the need to set up individual user security by letting you set the same rights for a batch of users at once.

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