A report of the commercial property values in Jackson County, Missouri shows that the values for the property in the current tax year were not reliable estimates.
A report generated by an expert in evaluating commercial property values shows that at least one county outside Kansas City, Missouri is not providing reliable value estimates.
A report generated by Missouri citizen Antonia G. Viens, MAI shows that at least one Missouri county is not doing a good job assessing commercial property values. These assessments impact taxes in the state.
The purpose of the report from Veins was to review and determine if the documentation as provided by Jackson County Director of Assessment’s Office, outlining the County’s valuation process used to generate taxable commercial property values for the Tax Year 2023, followed acceptable appraisal methods and procedures that would generate reliable and valid commercial property valuation results.
Ms. Veins concluded that based upon documentation provided by Jackson County ’s Director of Assessments Office, the criteria used by the County to arrive at estimated commercial property values for the current tax year were improperly developed and did not generate reliable value estimates.
Ms. Veins shared her report with Missouri’s State Auditor but has received nothing to date from that office.
Here is the report.