The Assessment Program was established pursuant to Article 9 of Chapter 153A of the North Carolina General Statutes. The law permits counties to oversee construction improvements to subdivision roads that do not meet NC Department of Transportation standards. The County fronts the cost of the project and then assesses the affected property owners after construction is complete. The costs are split equally amongst all property owners in the subdivision. The County adopted a street assessment policy in 2015 which governs the County’s implementation of these projects.