Board of Equalization

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.

                                                  IMPORTANT NOTICE

Due to the current public health crisis, the Board of Equalization has suspended all hearings until further notice.

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 (beginning on May 1).

Per Missouri state statutes, property value appeals must be filed by the second Monday in July.

Exemption forms may be dropped off in the lobby of 41 S. Central Ave in Clayton.

Contacting Us

Schedules and/or agendas?  Visit us on the 2nd Floor of 41 South Central Avenue, Clayton, MO 63105 


Appeal Dates

Appeal forms are available between May and July at:

  • Board of Equalization Office:  41 South Central Ave, Clayton, MO 63105
  • Any of the St. Louis County Government Satellite Offices
  • Online: Download the BOE Appeals Forms to get started.

Timelines and Deadlines 

Property owners have the opportunity to file an appeal to the Board of Equalization in either a reassessment and or a non-reassessment year. If you filed an appeal during a reassessment year (every other year during the odd year), you cannot file again until the following reassessment year.

The deadline to file an appeal is set by Missouri State Law as the second Monday in July. Please view the Property Values Appeals web page for current information on appeals.

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 at:

  • Board of Equalization Office:  41 South Central Avenue, 2nd Floor, Clayton, MO 63105
  • Online: Download the Exemption Forms here

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.