Board of Equalization   

The Board of Equalization conducts real estate and personal property value appeal hearing for individuals, businesses and manufacturers to determine the correct property value.  The Board also considers requests for exemption from real and personal property taxes submitted by not-for-profit organizations based upon the ownership and use of the property.

To view meeting dates, agendas and Board member information, please visit


The filing period for 2020 appeals has ended on July 13, 2020. Per Missouri State Statutes, the deadline to file an appeal to the BOE is the second Monday in July (July 13, 2020). 

The next opportunity to file an appeal will begin on May 1, 2021.    

You can access our most requested information and services online or by mail, including:
General information about the Board of Equalization;
Requests for exemption from real and personal property taxes;
Information about property value appeals, including downloadable appeal forms and online appeal filing (May 1 - July 13, 2020).

COVID-19 Impact on filing property value appeals:

Necessary orders to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 have impacted residents and businesses. The Board of Equalization empathizes with the uncertainties felt due to the public health crisis, but does not have the authority to change the eligibility requirements for appeals as they are governed by Missouri state law. 

Contacting Us

Phone: (314) 615-7195
Email: [email protected]


Under Missouri law, you are eligible to file an appeal in 2020 only if you did not file an appeal in 2019 or if there has been new construction on your property. “New construction” is significant construction, demolition, or other physical change to the inside or outside of your property.

When can I file my appeal?

The 2020 filing period is May 1 – July 13, 2020 (the second Monday of July).

Where can I get my appeal forms?

How can I file my appeal (four properties or less)?

  • Online at  Technical Assistance is available by calling the Board of Equalization: (314) 615-7195
  • Mail your appeal(s) to:Board of Equalization41 S. Central AvenueClayton, Missouri 63105
  • Drop off your appeal in the drop box located on the street level of the St. Louis County Administration Building (41 S. Central Avenue, Clayton, MO, 63105)

How can I file my appeal (five properties or more)?

How will hearings be conducted?

In order to protect the health and safety of all participants, hearings will be conducted in July and August by video conference or telephone conference only. Due to the COVID-19 Emergency, in-person Hearings are not being scheduled at this time, and will be available at a later date.

At the time you file your appeal, you may choose your preferred method of hearing or waive your right to a hearing. If you waive your hearing, the BOE will consider all the materials submitted by the taxpayer and the Assessor’s office, and then make a ruling without holding a hearing.

Please remember that you are required to submit your evidence to the Board seven (7) days after filing your appeal. Evidence may be submitted online, by U.S. Mail, or in person at the Clayton lobby drop box.

The Board's decisions on the property value are generally mailed in September to the property owner. 

These 'decision letters' contain instructions on how to appeal to the State Tax Commission if the property owner disagrees with the Board's decision.


Exemption forms are available year-round:

  • By mail from the Board of Equalization office:  41 South Central Avenue, 2nd Floor, Clayton, MO 63105
  • Online: Download the Exemption Forms here.

Completed exemption and appeal forms may be dropped off in the lobby of 41 S. Central Ave in Clayton or submitted by mail.


The second Monday in July is the deadline for filing your property assessment appeal forms with the Board of Equalization

By state statute, real estate and personal property assessment appeals are accepted between May 1 and the second Monday in July of each year.

Contact Us
Board of Equalization
41 South Central Avenue
Clayton, MO 63105-1799
(314) 615-7195
[email protected]

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.