Jackson County Board of Equalization urges property owners to attend property value appeal appointments
The Jackson County, Missouri, Board of Equalization (BOE) is urging property owners to attend their property value appeal appointments if they wish to contest the assessed value of their property (or properties).
“Currently, approximately fifty percent of appeal appointments are ‘no-shows’,” Jackson County Assessor Gail McCann Beatty said. “We want to make sure that property owners understand that if they do not resolve their appeal, the current assessed value of their property will remain in effect. The appeals process has been set up to provide property owners an opportunity to have their assessed value reviewed if they feel their property has been overvalued. It’s a successful process that has worked for thousands of Jackson County property owners thus far.”
Property owners who miss their appointment date will be scheduled for a second appointment date automatically. These “make-up” appointments will be scheduled after all first-round appeals have been heard and/or resolved. For those who don’t want to wait for a hearing date, the Assessor’s Office is still seeing a limited number of walk-ins each day, if they meet these criteria:
• Have already filed an appeal
• Have not received notice of a hearing date/time
• Have fewer than four property parcels for review
Check Mail and Email for Appointment Details
Property owners who provided an email address when they filed their appeal will receive an email with details about their appeal appointment 7-10 days before it occurs. McCann Beatty reminded property owners to check their junk email folders in case these appointment emails are inadvertently marked as spam.
Property owners who did not provide an email address will receive their appointment details by regular mail, 7-10 days before their hearing.
If property owners want to withdraw from the appeal process, they can go online and fill out this simple form on the BOE website at https://us.openforms.com/Form/707f5ccd-5e5a-488f-8da6-64725e549ead, or email the BOEWithdraw@jacksongov.org. Please include your parcel number or appeal number on all correspondence.