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Frequently Asked Questions

This page is devoted to answering some of the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). If you do not find the answer to your question, please email us.
How should I prepare for my Informal Review?

You should determine what you believe to be the value of your property and gather evidence to support that value. Present all such evidence to the Assessment Department through the online Informal Review application or through email after you’ve spoken to an Assessment Department representative at 816-881-4601. Such evidence could include photographs, the recent sale of your property and/or a recent appraisal of your property. Documents might include a recent appraisal, sale contract, closing statement, photos, estimate for repairs, a statement of construction cost (if recently built) and/or comparable sales (if recently bought/sold). As part of the initial Informal Review process you should be prepared to electronically transmit all such documents to the Assessment Department.
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your different options to appeal your assessment.

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1. How should I prepare for my Informal Review?
2. What are assessment and reassessment?
3. How often is property reassessed?
4. Why does Jackson County reassesses real estate property every 2 years?
5. Why is reassessment necessary?
6. What is market value?
7. How is my assessment level established?
8. Will all property values change due to reassessment?
9. Will I be notified if there is an increase in my assessment?
10. How do I know what my house is worth?
11. How do you arrive at the land value?
12. Can I appeal in a non-reassessment year?
13. Will political subdivisions lower their levies?
14. How does reassessment affect my taxes?
15. The value of my property went down, but my taxes stayed the same or went up. Why?
16. Why are my taxes higher than last year?
17. When will I receive my property tax bill?
18. When are my taxes due?
19. What if I do not receive a bill?
20. I just purchased this property. Why do I owe back taxes?
21. Why do I owe the entire bill even though I only lived in the house for a few months?
22. Why wasn’t my real estate bill sent to my mortgage company?
23. What about my escrow account?
24. What relief is there for senior citizens?
25. Where can I find information about real estate tax abatement programs?
26. How do I apply for an exemption for my property?
27. Why do owners of commercial real property have a "Commercial Surcharge" on their tax bills?