Board of Equalization Appeals

The deadline for filing a 2020 Board of Equalization Market Value Appeal Application is Monday, June 15, 2020

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

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 2020 tax year only. A separate application must be completed for each parcel of property being appealed.


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

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

All filings must be postmarked by June 15, 2020.

You have the right to appeal the 2020 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. The appeal filing deadline is Monday, June 15, 2020. 

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.  


The Board of Equalization will make a determination of the fair market value of your property as January 1, 2020 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.


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 call the Board of Equalization’s office at (816) 881-3309

If you complete the agent portion on the application all notifications will be sent to the representative. Such notice will be sent via email and/or mail of the date, time and location of your scheduled hearing.

Waiver Attendance

If an appellant chooses to not appear before the Board, a "Waiver of Attendance" must be filed with the appeal application.

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 (please redact any SSN# and/or EIN#). The Board may also take into consideration the cost to cure items of deferred maintenance, current photos of condition (taken in context of interior and exterior), and written estimate of repairs from a licensed 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 must be submitted with the appeal application at the time of filing.  When filing via email documents will only be accepted as an attachment in the following formats: PDF, JPG and TIF. 

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



Appeal Application

Contact Us

Board of Equalization

Phone: 816-881-3309

Jackson County Courthouse

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

Except Holidays
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.