Board of Equalization

Missouri Revised Statutes Chapter 137

137.385. Any person aggrieved by the assessment of his property may appeal to the county board of equalization and the forms to be used for this purpose shall be furnished by the county clerk. Such appeal shall be lodged with the county clerk as secretary of the board of equalization before the 3rd Monday in June; provided that the board may in its discretion extend the time for filing such appeals.

Meetings

Meetings are held as needed in the Assembly Room in the Administration Center. Please call 636-797-5486 to confirm the meeting time and location. Taxpayers are welcome to attend any Board meeting.

Any correspondence from the taxpayer to the Board must be done through the Secretary of the Board of Equalization. It is inappropriate for any taxpayer to contact the members of the Board outside of an official Board meeting.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

View Minutes Prior to 2020

Members

Members serve 3-year terms.

  • Charles Telle, Jr, Chairman
    Term expires: January 4, 2022
  • Richard Bay
    Term expires: January 1, 2021
  • Karla Fincher
    Term expires: January 1, 2023

Missouri Revised Statutes Chapter 138

Board of Equalization members are restricted from being in certain positions as local officials or school board members in Charter counties.

138.011. No member of any board of equalization in any county with a charter form of government shall be an official of any city, town, or village in the county, a member of any school board in the county, or an employee of any school district within the county. Each member shall have some level of experience as determined by the governing authority of the county as a real estate broker, real estate appraiser, home builder, property developer, lending officer, or investor in real estate before their appointment to the board.

Appeals

Taxpayers who do not reach an agreement with the Assessor and want to appeal must:

  • Call the Department of the County Clerk at 636-797-5486.
  • Mail the completed Board of Equalization Appeal Form (PDF) to:
    P.O. Box 100
    Hillsboro, MO 63050
  • Appeals postmarked by the 3rd Monday in June will be accepted.

All appeal forms must be completed and received by the Department of the County Clerk before any hearing will be scheduled. Any forms that are not properly completed or any form that is omitted that is required to be submitted may cause that particular appeal to be dismissed by the Board of Equalization.

Written Testimony / Evidence

Any person who wishes to distribute written testimony or evidence on his appeal should prepare 5 copies of any documents.

  • 1 copy for each member of the Board of Equalization
  • 1 copy for the Secretary of the Board
  • 1 copy for the Assessor’s Office

Questions

All general questions regarding real estate or personal property taxes should be directed to the Department of the County Assessor. For questions regarding real estate call 636-797-5466. For personal property call 636-797-5343.