Chapter 48 PROCEDURE FOR TAXES OR ASSESSMENT FOR LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS.
Section 48-17 DOCKETING OF ABSTRACTS OF RESULUTIONS OR ORDINANCES.
When any improvement is authorized for which assessments may be made against the
landowners, the Town Council may, before the amount to be finally assessed against or
apportioned to each landowner or fixed by agreement is determined, and shall after such amount
is finally determined, cause to be entered in the judgment lien book in the Circuit Court Clerk's
office for the County of Warren, pursuant to Virginia Code § 15.2-104, an abstract of the
resolution or ordinance authorizing such improvement showing the ownership and location of the
property to be affected by the proposed improvement and the estimated amount or final amount
that will be assessed against or apportioned to each landowner or fixed by agreement with him
and the same shall be indexed in the name of the owner of the property. The Town Council may
additionally, at the option of the Town Council, cause such abstract to be recorded in the deed
book of the Circuit Court Clerk's office for the County of Warren, pursuant to Virginia Code §
15.2-2412. Such assessment shall be a lien solely on the abutting land as provided in § 48-16.
After the completion of the improvement, any estimated amount shall be amended, to
amount finally assessed against or apportioned to each landowner or fixed by agreement with
him, which final amount shall in no event exceed the estimated amount for the improvements as
initially authorized. The amount finally assessed against or apportioned to each landowner may
be greater than the initially assessed amount when the increased amount is for additional work
being performed when the work was requested by the landowner and the additional work and its
estimated amount is written into a separate agreement between the Town and the affected
landowner. From the time of the docketing of such abstract, any purchaser of, or creditor
acquiring a lien on, any of the property described therein shall be deemed to have had notice of
the proposed assessment.
Any fee charged by the Clerk of the Circuit Court for recording an abstract of the
evidencing a lien for an assessment on an abutting property, shall be paid by the Town and be
added to the amount of the lien.