Cities and counties may assess the cost of a public improvement against the state when the improvement benefits property owned by the state and under the jurisdiction and control of the department's administrator of highways. The director shall pay from the primary road fund the portion of the cost of the improvement which would be legally assessable against the land if privately owned.
Assessments against property under the jurisdiction of the department's administrator of highways shall be made in the same manner as those made against private property, except that the city or county making the assessment shall cause a copy of the public notice of hearing to be mailed to the director by certified mail.
Assessments against property owned by the state and not under the jurisdiction and control of the department's administrator of highways shall be made in the same manner as those made against private property and payment shall be made by the executive council from any funds of the state not otherwise appropriated.
However, an assessment in excess of sixty thousand dollars in effect on or after December 1, 1990, is not valid unless it is provided for or contained within a capital appropriation by the general assembly.
86 Acts, ch 1244, § 40; 91 Acts, ch 268, §511
Referred to in § 312.2, 312.4, 313.4, 384.56
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