Informal conferences are offered to residential property owners as a courtesy during reassessment years (like 2019 and 2021). The conferences provide property owners the opportunity to review and correct information on the Assessor’s property record, and to discuss the value of their property.
Informal conferences are not mandated by law and are available only for the primary residence of the owner/occupant. In other words, you may schedule an informal conference only for the house you own and live in.
You do not have to have an informal conference before filing an appeal to the Board of Equalization.
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These conferences are informal proceedings, but available by appointment only. During your conference, you will be able to present information about the physical characteristics and condition of your property to a representative from the Assessor’s office.You should be prepared to support your opinion of the value of your property by presenting evidence of current conditions, such as photos or contracts for construction or repairs.
The back of your ‘Change of Assessment Notice’ provides a contact phone number to call for making an appointment for an informal conference with the Assessor’s staff.The number of appointments is limited, and slots are filled on a “first come – first served” basis.
If your informal conference results in an agreement about the value of your property, then you do not need to file an appeal to the Board of Equalization. If it does not, then you can file a formal appeal to the Board of Equalization.
The time frame for informal conferences is limited by requirements of Missouri statutes: The Assessor must certify the assessment roll by July 1 and cannot make any changes to values after that.
For that reason, informal conferences usually take place in the late spring of the reassessment year (every other year in the odd year).