Special Assessment District

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According to Part 307, Inland Lake Levels, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 Pa 451, the Roscommon County Board of Commissioners may pass a resolution stating that the cost to maintain a lake level structure can be defrayed by a special assessment against property owners who benefit from the lake/bodies of water when costs are incurred.


The assessment will be an annual cost that appears on a property owner's property taxes. 

What It Is

The Process


Establish the Special Assessment District Boundaries


Change Houghton Lake Legal Lake Level


Establish Special Assessment Roll

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Who This Impacts

Privately owned parcels of land, subdivisions and state-owned land around and near Houghton Lake that benefit from the lake level will be in the special assessment district. This will also impact local units of government. See the tentative SAD boundaries here.

Waterfront Lots | Non-waterfront Lots | Residential Lots | Condos & Apartments | Hotels | Cabins | Mobile Homes | Campgrounds | Commercial Lots | State-Owned Land