Board of Equalization Appeals

You have the right to appeal the 2017 market value on your assessment to the Jackson County Board of Equalization (BOE). Appeals to the Board must be filed on or before the second Monday in July. The deadline for filing such an appeal to the BOE was July 10, 2017.

Value


The Board of Equalization will make a determination of the fair market value of your property as January 1, 2017 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 form. If an attorney is representing the owner, an Entry of Appearance must be filed with the appeal form. Such forms may  also be obtained by visiting the Board of Equalization Office in the Jackson County Courthouse in Kansas City or the Assessment Department Offices in the Historic Truman Courthouse in Independence, or by calling the Board of Equalization’s Office at 816-881-3309.

If you complete the agent portion on the form all notifications will be mailed to the agent. 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 sales contracts, which are the most persuasive evidence.  Supporting documentation may also include data such as: comparable sales, recent appraisal and income and expense operating statements for a three (3) year period, rent roll or leases, depreciation schedules, 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), 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.  

Supporting documentation should be provided to the Board at least three (3) business days prior to your hearing.  Failure to comply may result in your hearing being rescheduled.  

If you did NOT submit any persuasive supporting documentation upon filing your appeal by mail or in person, you can send that documentation to either the addresses above or via e-mail: boardofequalization@jacksongov.org

Obtaining A 2017 Board Of Equalization Market Value Appeal Application

  • Form(s) no longer available for download. (The deadline for filing a 2017 BOE appeal was Monday, July 10, 2017.)

  • Requests form(s) be mailed to you by calling (816) 881-3309

  • Visiting one of these offices to obtain copies of the form(s): 
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 • Indepence, MO 64050

The form is used to file a formal appeal to the Jackson County Board of Equalization on Real Estate and /or Business Personal Property for the 2017 tax year.  An appeal form must be completed for each parcel of property being appealed.

The deadline for filing an appeal was July 10, 2017.

A FAX OF A BOE APPEAL FORM WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED! The deadline for filing an appeal to the BOE was Monday, July 10, 2017.

File the Appeal by mail or in person 


By mail, 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

Contact Us



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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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