July 8, 2019

BOE Market Value Appeal deadline extended

(This post originally appeared on the official Jackson County website)

The deadline for filing a 2019 Board of Equalization Market Value Appeal Application has been extended to: Monday, July 29, 2019

Application(s) are only available during the filing period (May 1 through last Monday in July).

  • Applications can only be downloaded during the filing period.
  • Applications can be requested by mail or by calling (816) 881-3309.
  • Or you can 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 2019 tax year only. 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 postmarked by July 29, 2019) 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

You have the right to appeal the 2019 market value on your assessment to the Jackson County Board of Equalization (BOE). By statute, the deadline to file an appeal with the Board of Equalization is the 3rd Monday in June unless extended by the Board. For the filing year 2019, the Board has voted to extend the appeal filing deadline to the second Monday in July. The appeal filing deadline is: Monday, July 29, 2019. 

Appeal hearings are public and will be scheduled after July 1st and may conclude by the fourth Saturday in August unless extended by the Board.

Value

The Board of Equalization will make a determination of the fair market value of your property as January 1, 2019 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. Please be aware that the County Assessment Department has the right to recommend an increase, decrease or no change to the current market value. The Board of Equalization has the authority to increase, decrease or no change the current market value on all appeals.

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 or at the Kansas City Courthouse or 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 and will not be returned.

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.

BOARD OF EQUALIZATION IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR GENERATING COPIES.

Email:
boardofequalization@jacksongov.org