Towns and Cities

District Management Authorities

SECTION 45-59-18

§ 45-59-18. Petition for relief from assessment.

(a) Any person aggrieved on any ground whatsoever by any assessment against him or her by a district management authority in any municipality may within three (3) months after the last day appointed for the payment without penalty of the assessment, or the first installment of the payment, if the assessment is payable in installments, file a notice of appeal with the district management authority, and within thirty (30) days thereafter, file a petition in the superior court for the county within which the municipality is located for relief from the assessment, to which petition the district management authority will be made a party respondent, and the clerk of the superior court will thereupon issue a citation substantially in the following form:


To the sheriff of the several counties, or to the deputies, Greetings:

We command you to summon the treasurer of (the district management authority): to wit, of (if to be found in your precinct) to answer the complaint of of on the return day hereof (said return day being the day of, A.D. 20 ) in the superior court to be holden at the county's courthouse in as by petition filed in court is fully set forth; and to show cause why said petition should not be granted.

Hereof fail not, and make true return of this writ with your doings thereon.

Witness, the seal of our superior court, at this day of in the year, A.D. 20 .

........................, Clerk

(b) The petition will be subject to the provisions of §§ 44-5-26 – 44-5-31 insofar as those sections may be applicable.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2001, ch. 205, § 1; P.L. 2001, ch. 373, § 1.)