Greene County Assessor Rick Kessinger has mailed second notices to Greene County residents and business owners who have
not yet returned their 2013 Personal Property and Business Assessment lists that were mailed in early January.
This year, individual personal property owners will receive a postcard with a personal identification number (PIN) to facilitate online filing of the list. For those who do not file online, please click on the Assessor Forms tab at the left side of the homepage to print a list (Business or Personal) or call (417) 868-4101 and select the Personal Property option to request one. Business owners will receive a paper list, since online filing is not available at this time. Assessment lists postmarked May 1 will be accepted without penalty.
If you received a second notice and believe you already returned your list, or if you have not received any assessment list, please call the Greene County Assessor's office at (417) 868-4101, or visit the office in the Greene County Historic Courthouse, 940 Boonville, Room 37, Springfield. Office hours are 8 a.m to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Missouri law (RSMo 137.115) requires residents to declare all taxable personal and business property to the Assessor, including, but not limited to, motor vehicles and business related property and equipment. The assessment lists are the basis of 2013 personal and business property tax bills, which county residents and business owners receive from the County Collector in November.
Please remember the Beacon website is available to answer most of your questions regarding property address, location, ownership, taxing district, school district, section, township and range, along with maps. Our Beacon website is updated nightly so ownership should be current, depending on when the property was purchased. Maps in beacon come with a List of layers that can be selected for information such as Lot numbers in Subdivisions, School and Fire districts and City limits. There are also many tools available, such as measuring tools, buffers and lots of other features that are free to use as well.
Greene County Assessor Rick Kessinger announces his office has completed its biennial real estate reassessment for 2013-2014,
as required by state law. In April, some property owners will be a receiving notice of a rise in assessed valuation.
In 2012 there were 120,114 real estate parcels in Greene County, Missouri. Since 1985, State law has required counties to reassess real property every two years, (in odd-numbered years, e.g. 2013, 2015, etc.), based upon fair market value - the price a willing buyer will pay a willing seller. State-mandated reassessment covers all real estate property (residential, agricultural, and commercial) in Greene County. We began the 2013 reassessment process during the fall of 2012.
Based on the analysis of market sales available to the Assessor's Office, neighborhoods where assessed valuations are below state guidelines have been adjusted to more closely represent current market values. In neighborhoods that exceeded state guidelines, the values were lowered to reflect fair market value as of January 1, 2013. Because Missouri is currently a non-reporting state, sales data is only available when supplied to the Assessor by an outside source. Please keep in mind that the sales data is only used in the mathematical analysis of market data.
After receiving a notice and before calling the Assessor's Office, property owners who believe their property has been overvalued should gather documentation to support their opinion including, but not limited to, sales contracts, recent appraisals or documented recent sales of similar properties. The time frame for the information should be from January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2012. The owner may then call the Assessor's Office, at the numbers listed in the notice, to discuss their valuation or to schedule an informal hearing with an appraiser. If the informal hearing process does not resolve the issue, the appeal process will be explained by the appraiser.