Valuations

Jackson County Assessor Gail McCann Beatty testifies before Missouri lawmakers
KMBC Channel 9 News
Marc LaVoie
October 08, 2019 - 4:49 am
The Jackson County Assessor defended the process by which properties are valued before a meeting of lawmakers in Jefferson City. Residents have complained about sharp increases in property taxes, sometimes by hundreds of percentage points. Residents worry they will be taxed out of homes they have...
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KMBC Channel 9 News
Bill Grady
July 19, 2019 - 7:51 am
Jackson County property tax assessments are under fire, and an investigation into possible racial and economic discrimination may be launched. The request comes from Preston Smith, a Board of Equalization member from Blue Springs. He's a data consultant. Smith has developed a color-coded chart that...
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Bill Grady
July 10, 2019 - 8:40 am
Jackson County officials are getting a better perspective on the property assessment SNAFU, and some are advising people not to expect a quick fix. Some property owners were shocked to receive assessments that increased by 200 percent, and some were much higher than that. Hundreds of physical...
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