Do all property owners pay drain assessments?
All property owners within a drainage district receive an assessment, unless specifically exempted by law. In addition, the municipality, Clinton County, the Clinton County Road Commission, and the Michigan Department of Transportation (as appropriate) also receive an assessment for a portion of the maintenance costs. The Drain Code does not exempt most nonprofit or religious properties from assessment.

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1. What is a drainage district?
2. What is a drain assessment?
3. Where is the County drain for which I am being assessed?
4. Why did I receive more than one special assessment notice?
5. Is this the only way I would receive multiple drain assessments in 1 year?
6. How are assessments determined?
7. Do all property owners pay drain assessments?
8. I recently purchased my property. Why am I being billed for work done prior to my ownership?
9. What if I cannot attend the Day of Review?
10. What happens if I disagree with the proposed assessment for my property?
11. What is a Day of Review of Apportionments?
12. What is the difference between an apportionment and an assessment?