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Individual and Business Assessment Lists (second notice) deadline May 1st

Greene County Assessor Rick Kessinger has mailed second notices to County residents and business owners who have not yet returned their 2016 Individual and Business Assessment lists, which were mailed in early January.

This year, 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 visit the Assessor’s website at to print a list (Business or Individual) or call (417) 868-4101 and select the Personal Property option to request one. Assessment lists postmarked by May 1st will be accepted without penalties, which range from $10 to $100, depending on the assessed value.

If you receive a second notice and believe you have already returned your list, or if you have not received an 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 vehicles and equipment. The assessment lists are the basis of the 2016 personal and business property tax bills, which taxpayers will receive from the County Collector in November.

Value Change Notices Mailed

Rick Kessinger, Greene County Assessor, has mailed the "2016 Notice of Change in Value of Real Property" to those property owners whose assessed value has increased for 2016. Kessinger said, "Please read and study the notice carefully. It contains most of the important information regarding the 2016 value increases. It is particularly important to notice the 'Market Value 2016 line.' This line represents the Assessor's value of your property as of January 1, 2016." The back of the notice also contains valuable information which will answer many questions, including how to appeal the value on the notice if you have market evidence that your property is over-valued.

Informal hearings, the first step in the appeal process, will be conducted from April 4th through April 29th and appointments must be scheduled by April 22nd. Please call the following numbers for an informal hearing or for questions:

Residential & Agricultural Properties (417) 829-6180

Commercial Properties (417) 868-4094

On the back of the change in value notice will be information regarding the State of Missouri's income based "Property Tax Credit" program for seniors.

You will not receive a notice if the value of your property did not increase for tax year 2016.


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.

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