Board of Equalization Appeals

You have the right to appeal the 2018 market value on your assessment to the Jackson County Board of Equalization (BOE). Appeals to the Board must be filed on or before the third Monday in June. The deadline for filing such an appeal to the BOE is June 18, 2018.

Value


The Board of Equalization will make a determination of the fair market value of your property as January 1, 2018 at the time of the hearing.  There are limited provisions for extending or continuing your case. If you do not appear at your scheduled BOE hearing, the Board of Equalization will value your property based upon the evidence presented; this may result in an increase, a decrease or no change in market value.

Appeals to the Board of Equalization must deal with the question of market value rather than the amount of taxes. Actual taxes due are determined by the taxing authorities and not by the Board of Equalization. The Board of Equalization has the authority to increase, to decrease or to maintain the current market value on all appeals. Please be aware that the Jackson County Assessment Department has the right to recommend an increase, a decrease or to maintain the current market value of the appealed property


Appearance


If any person other than the owner of record will be representing the property and appearing before the Board, a Letter of Authorization must be filed with the appeal application. If an attorney is representing the owner, an Entry of Appearance must be filed with the appeal application. Such forms may be obtained by download, at the Kansas City Courthouse, at the Historic Truman Courthouse or call the Board of Equalization’s office at (816) 881-3309

If you complete the agent portion on the application all notifications will be mailed to the representative. The Board of Equalization will mail notification by postcard of the date, time and location of your scheduled hearing

Supporting Documentation



In order to justify any requested change in market value, it is best to submit formal appraisals or sale contracts, which are the most persuasive evidence. Supporting documentation may also include data such as: comparable sales, recent appraisal (by certified appraiser), income and expense operating statements for a three (3) year period, rent roll or leases, depreciation schedules and closing statements of recent sale. The Board may also take into consideration the cost to cure items of deferred maintenance, current photos of condition (interior and exterior) and written estimate of repairs from a legitimate contractor (on foreclosures, rehabbed and new purchased properties). All relevant supporting documentation filed with the appeal becomes a permanent record of the Board.  

Any supporting documentation shall be submitted with the appeal application at the time of filing.  Failure to comply may result in your hearing being rescheduled.

The Board will not consider evidence presented via electronic device at the scheduled hearing.

2018 Board of Equalization Market Value Appeal Application
 (deadline for filing a 2018 BOE appeal is Monday, June 18, 2018)

Application(s) are made available May 1st and may be obtained by the following:

  • Download  
  • Request by mail call (816) 881-3309
  • Visit one of the locations below
Jackson County Courthouse Board of Equalization
415 E 12th Street • Room 102 • Kansas City, MO 64106

Historic Truman Courthouse Assessment Department
112 W Lexington • Suite 145 • Independence, MO 64050

The application is used to file a formal appeal to the Jackson County Board of Equalization on Real Estate, Business Personal Property or Individual Personal Property for the 2018 tax year. A separate application must be completed for each parcel of property being appealed.

A FAX OF THE APPEAL APPLICATION IS NOT ACCEPTABLE 


You may file the Appeal Application and Supporting Documentation by mail, in person or email


If mailed (must be postmark by June 18, 2018) send to:

Jackson County Board of Equalization
415 E. 12th Street Room 102 • Kansas City, MO 64106

In person, return to either location:

Jackson County Courthouse Board of Equalization
415 E 12th Street • Room 102 • Kansas City, MO 64106

Historic Truman Courthouse Assessment Department
112 W Lexington • Suite 145 • Independence, MO 64050

Email:
boardofequalization@jacksongov.org


Contact Us



Board of Equalization


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Phone: 816-881-3309

Jackson County Courthouse


415 E. 12th Street
Room 102
Kansas City, MO 64106
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