FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 12, 2019
Greene County Assessor Provides Helpful Resources for Residents Receiving Value Change Notices
Greene County Assessor Rick Kessinger is reminding property owners to be watching their mail for Value Change Notices.
The Assessor is required by Missouri law to place the reassessed value of real estate on the tax rolls every two years in the odd numbered years. This year, Kessinger estimates that about 70 percent of the real estate parcels in Greene County will receive these notices which are set to reach homes in the next few weeks. Only the owners of property with assessed values that have increased will receive a notice.
“It is important that residents understand this is not a notice of tax increases,” Kessinger said. “Assessors are only responsible for placinga value on the property and that value is based on a number of factors, including current land values, construction costs and recent market data.”
Kessinger encourages residents to reach out to his office if they have any questions or concerns with these notices.
To help, there will be dedicated phone lines available April 15 through May 24, between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. During these dates, call 417-829-6180 for questions regarding residential or agricultural properties, or 417-868-4094 for questions regarding commercial properties. Residents are asked to note that phone lines are very busy during this time, especially early in the week, and patience is greatly appreciated as the officehelps each caller.
To further help residents, a Value Change FAQ has also been established on the Assessor’s page of the Greene County website at https://www.greenecountymo.gov/assessor/val_change.php