COVID-19 Service Update

Effective May 18, 2020, Jackson County Assessment Department offices in the Jackson County Courthouse at 415 E. 12th Street in Kansas City and the Historic Truman Courthouse at 112 W. Lexington in Independence will be reopened to the public in a limited capacity. 

In an effort to help mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus, public visitors to those buildings will be required to wear a mask and maintain social distancing of at least six feet, and public occupancy will be limited. 

Anyone wishing to contact or conduct business with the County is strongly encouraged to do so by phone, email, fax, or regular mail.

Assessment Department units can be reached as follows:

Individual Personal Property specifi: email or telephone 816-881-1330

Business Personal Property specific: email or telephone 816-881-4672

Real Property specific: email or telephone 816-881-3530


Assessment Department

The Assessment Department is primarily responsible for the valuation of all real and personal property in Jackson County.

Within Jackson County, there are approximately 296,000 real property accounts; 310,000 individual personal property accounts and 25,000 business personal property accounts. All personal property accounts are reassessed annually through declaration forms, reviews and audits. Real property is reassessed every odd-numbered year —2019, 2021, etc.

The result of this process is to set the market value, and thus, the assessed valuation of property in Jackson County. Such assessed valuation and levies set by Jackson County and other taxing authorities, like cities and school districts, are used to calculate the property taxes that fund those taxing authorities. 

Online Searches 

Assessment data is available for viewing via our Online Searches.  Some real estate sales data is also available online.

Title Company Searches

If you are searching for information in regard to a deed transaction based on a recent purchase/sale or based on a newly built home; please contact Assessment staff at 816-881-3530 so that we can most easily and quickly assist you in finding the most accurate and up-to-date information possible to complete your deed transaction timely and successfully.  

Real Property

Real property (more commonly referred to as real estate) includes residential property, commercial property and agricultural property.
Real Estate Mailing Address Change Form (PDF)

Personal Property

Personal property includes individual personal property and business personal property.

State Statute Dictates How Vehicle Values Are Assessed

In accordance with Missouri law, the Jackson County Assessment Department uses National Automobile Dealers' Association (NADA) guidelines to set market value and assess vehicle property values.
Individual Personal Property Mailing Address Change Form (PDF)
Individual Personal Property Location Address (Situs) Change Form (PDF)

Tax Exemption Deadline

The Jackson County Assessment Department no longer accepts any exemption application for any prior tax year. All exemption applications received will be considered for current and/or future tax years only. The deadline to file for a 2019 exemption has passed. The deadline to file all 2020 exemption applications is March 1, 2020. This includes all Real Property Exemptions and all Business Personal Property Exemptions. If you have questions you may contact: Sherlyn Wallace, Exemptions Analyst or 816-881-3483.

Natural Disaster

In the event of a Natural Disaster (weather-related, fire damage, etc.), some homeowners who have had their homes seriously damaged or destroyed may be eligible for a Removal of Residential Dwelling Value from Assessment of Real Estate for the tax year in which the damaged occurred only.

If a recent weather event or other disaster has damaged your home to the extent that it cannot currently be occupied, as a homeowner, you can petition to have the value of your home reduced or removed, beginning on the first day of the following month and until such time as the home can be safely reoccupied or the last day of that tax year, whichever comes first. Simply complete this FORM and return it to the address within.

To qualify for this assistance the home must be uninhabitable and/or completely destroyed. The program is not available to you if your home has been damaged but is still in livable condition nor is this program available for commercial property.
Real Estate Natural Disaster Application (PDF)