Steps To Take For An Informal Conference
The Informal Conferences are a courtesy offered by St. Louis County to residential property owners during reassessment years, and are not mandated by law. You do not have to have an Informal Conference before filing an appeal to the Board of Equalization.
Informal conferences provide an opportunity for residential property owners to review and correct information on the Assessor’s property record. You will be able to discuss the Assessor’s opinion of value of your property, just like at the formal BOE hearing. You can provide information that supports your opinion of your property’s value. Any supporting evidence or documentation must clearly represent current conditions. The back of your Change of Assessment Notice lists a contact phone number to call for making an appointment for an informal conference with the Assessor’s staff.
The time frame for informal conferences is limited by requirements of state statutes: The Assessor must certify the assessment roll by July 1 and cannot make any changes to values after that. All changes past July 1 must be initiated by the Board of Equalization.