What's going on with Jackson County's property tax assessments?
Jackson County property tax assessments, required every two years by a Missouri state statute, are causing concern and frustration among some residents who saw a significant increase in the valuation of their home. Some owners have seen spikes of more than 200%, and the deadline for filing an appeal is coming up fast.
After years of undervaluing homes, Jackson County's recent property tax assessment saw the value of properties increase by an average of 30%, while some owners saw spikes of more than 200%.
KCUR's Steve Kraske spoke with Jackson County Assessor Gail McCann Beatty on Up To Date todiscuss the assessment process, what goes into it, and why these are spiking so dramatically.
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