Pettis County’s change of assessed valuation notices were sent out in the mail last week. Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with County Assessor Karissa Logan:
Most of the increases were due to new construction. ”The building of a new home addition, remodeling, decks, patios, or any other improvements made to the property in the last couple of years. It could also be due to combination of multiple parcels,” said Logan, “There will be some that went out for just the general 2013 reassessment. If it was determined the properties were under-appraised, we may have made some adjustments to get those to market value.”
The Pettis County Assessor’s Office sent out 800 notices in the mail. An appeals process is available to those who believe their new assessed value is not correct.
“The first step is just calling our office. Most issues are resolved at this level. We just kind of talk to the homeowner, the taxpayer, and get some more information and see if we’re all working with the same information,” said Logan, “Usually if there’s something going on in the property that we might not know about, we’ll send a field person out and take a look at it. And we can usually take care of most things at that point.”
If the dispute is not satisfied at that stage, the property owner can make an appointment with the Board of Equalization. Those must be scheduled by July 8th.
The assessor’s office can be reached at 660-826-5000, extension 920. More information is available at www.pettiscomo.com/assr.html.