Typically, most appeal hearings last anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes. Taxpayers will be given ample time to present their case. The Board may, or may not, ask questions of the taxpayer.
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The Board of Equalization consists of 3 members who are appointed to hear appeals regarding the real estate and personal property assessments of taxpayers.
The Board meets, as scheduled, to hear appeals from the first Monday in July to the fourth Saturday in August of every year. The Board meets in the Assembly Room located in the Administration Building at:729 Maple StreetHillsboro, MO 63050
Taxpayers are encouraged to contact the Department of the County Assessor at 636-797-5466 for real estate and 636-797-5343 for personal property. If the taxpayer is unable to reach an agreement with Assessor’s office, and wishes to appear before the Board of Equalization, the taxpayer should contact the County Clerk’s office to obtain the necessary appeal forms. Five copies of the forms are required to be returned to the County Clerk’s office by the taxpayer.
Contact our office at 636-797-5039.
The form is the same, however if the taxpayer wishes to appeal both real estate and personal property taxes, the taxpayer must fill out a separate form for each appeal.
All appeals are due on or before the 3rd Monday in June. However, the Board of Equalization has extended this deadline to the second Monday in July. All appeals must be postmarked by 5 pm on that day to comply with Revised Statutes of Missouri Section 137.385.
Once all of the appeal forms have been received, the County Clerk’s office will notify the taxpayer by letter as to the date and time of the appeal.
Dates and times are not negotiable.
The taxpayer will be notified of the Board’s decision, via certified mail, within 5 business days following the hearing.
Any taxpayer who disagrees with the decision of the Board of Equalization may appeal directly to the Missouri State Tax Commission. Information on how to appeal, as well as the website address, will be included in the decision letter.
Missouri State Tax CommissionP.O. Box 146Jefferson City, MO 65102Phone: 573-751-1715
Updated October 2015: Taxpayers are welcome to attend any Board meeting. Any correspondence from the taxpayer to the Board must be done through the Secretary of the Board of Equalization. It is inappropriate for any taxpayer to contact the members of the Board outside of an official Board meeting.