Special Assessment

The deadline to apply for all 2024 property exemptions in Jackson County is March 1, 2024.

The Special Assessment Unit is responsible for the administration of tax abatements and Tax Increment Financing (TIF) issued by other jurisdictions within Jackson County.

They also manage real and business personal property tax exemptions for religious, charitable and educational (schools/colleges) use within Jackson County. Unfortunately, Jackson County does not offer any exemptions for individual property owners.

If you are with a title company and need balance due on a Special Assessments, please contact our Collections Department at collections@jacksongov.org or 816-881-3232

To request a tax-exempt waiver for your personal vehicle, please contact Individual Personal Property at ipp@jacksongov.org or 816-881-1330

For real property exemption information please call 816-881-3483. For abatement or TIF information please call 816-881-1752.

Frequently Asked Question

Where can I find information about real estate tax abatement programs?

The KC Economic Development Corporation, or the City where your property is located. 
If you have questions about an active abatement on a property please call 816-881-1752 or email SpecialAssessment@jacksongov.org




How do I apply for an exemption for my property?

Download real property exemption instructions(PDF, 473KB) and application(PDF, 210KB)
Download business personal property exemption application(PDF, 245KB)
Please complete and send all exemption applications by March 1 to SpecialAssessment@jacksongov.org or mail to:


         ATTN: Exemptions
         415 East 12th Street, Ste. 1M
         Kansas City, Missouri 64106-2752

         Questions? Email Special Assessment or call 816-881-3483.