Each county in Missouri establishes the value (assessment) of real property within it's county for the purposes of calculating property taxes for that property, however it is done within guidelines set forth by state law. Appeals, or challenges of, the property tax assessment by a property owner who feels the reassessment for their property is not accurate, begins at the county level where the property is located. Again, like the assessment itself, the appeal process is contained within state lawa and, if you cannot receive a satisfactory result from the appeal to the county then you end up taking your appeal to the state level, so there is some uniformity among the counties in Missouri as to the appeal process itself. However, the procedures, as well as deadlines, vary by county, so it is important to check the information for the county where your property is located for the procedure, forms necessary and deadlines for property tax appeals within that county.
Below, we have information on the property tax appeal process for the counties within the St Louis area. This information is being provided as general information and, while we believe it to be accurate, it is important you verify all the information directly with the appropriate county. Following the county appeal information, is general information on how to go about the appeal process, as well as information to a lot of resources and tools available from MORE, RELATORS® that will help with the process.
For more information on property reassessment in Missouri, see the Missouri Property Reassessment and Taxation Guide which you can view by clicking this link: Missouri Property Reassessment and Taxation Guide.
In addition to the information above, MORE, REALTORS® has resources available to you that wil help you research your property value as well as put together the information you need to support your appeal. Many of those resources are listed below and, in addition, you can click the big red button below to contact us and one of our agents, right here in St Louis, will be happy to help you with your property tax appeal.
The links below are to resources that will help you determine the value of your home as well as help you document the basis for your property reassessment appeal. While you can use this information on your own, you may find you need some help as well. If so, MORE, REALTORS® has real estate agents right here in St Louis that know the market, know property values and can help you prepare for you property reassessment appeal. Just click on the big red button below and we'll be happy to help.