Board of Equalization Petition for Exemption

How To File a Petition

The St. Louis County Board of Equalization has developed a specific form for the purpose of requesting exemption from property taxes. The form must be completely filled out and the required documents furnished to the Board before they will consider the petition.

Upon receipt of the completed petition form and accompanying documents, the Assessor’s office will review the property for the purpose of determining the activities of the organization and to confirm the use of the property. A written report is then submitted to the Board.

The Board will consider all information regarding the petition and determine if the use of the property meets the qualifications for exemption as stated in RSMo 137.100. Any outstanding property taxes must be paid under protest (indicate paid under protest in the memo field of your check and on a letter to accompany any payment) for the years the exemption is requested before the Board will consider the exemption.

In some instances, the petitioner will be requested to attend the hearing to provide specific information to the Board and to further explain the operation of the organization and the use of the property.

If you have any questions regarding the petition, please contact the Board of Equalization office at (314) 615-7195.

Procedures and Form for Petition for Exemption  Adobe Portable Document Format file.