Municipal Service Benefit Unit (MSBU)

Onward Property Tax Services

Municipal Service Benefit Unit improvements can include potable water, sanitary sewer, re-use water, roadway paving, canal dredging or drainage improvements. The initiation of a MSBU can be requested by property owners in the unincorporated area of Brevard County. This public service is provided by the Board of County Commissioners. The main purpose of this program is to retrofit existing developments with an improvement that at least 66.66% of the affected property owners have requested and approved. The MSBU improvements are initially funded by the Board of County Commissioners for the cost of the improvements over a set period of time.

Following the finalization and acceptance of the project by the Board of County Commissioners, affected owners have a 30 day period to pay any part or all of the special assessment charge with no interest. If payment in full is not received, interest will accrue on a monthly basis following the 30 day period. The annual billing for the special assessment takes place in November of each year. The bill will include the annual principal payment plus accrued interest. The installment payment must be made by December 31st of each year to prevent additional interest/penalties from accruing on the special assessment account.

If you would like further information on petitioning the Board of County Commissioners for improvements under the County’s MSBU program, please contact the Brevard County Public Works Department at (321) 617-7202.