In conjunction with this year’s reassessment, the Missouri State Tax Commission (STC) has recommended a county-wide increase to help insure that our assessed valuation keeps pace with the recent sales trends in the real estate market. Due to the nature of the economy, among other reasons, I have decided to not accept the STC’s recommendation. Reassessment has occurred per state statute, but the only value increases in Phelps County for 2023 will be due to new construction (improvements to the property) or changes in the use of property (from residential to commercial, etc). We will begin mailing change notices the week of June 12. If you receive a change notice and have any questions concerning it, please feel free to contact my office.
New Assessor Appointed
Tim Kean has been appointed by Governor Parson to be the Assessor of Phelps County for the remainder of the term that was vacated due to the passing of Bill Stoltz.
Tim has worked in the Asssessor's Office for the last 17 years as the GIS Coodinator and Mapper for the county.
He has an excellent working knowledge of real estate and personal property as well.
The Assessor's Office would like to congratulate Tim on his appointment and continued service to the citizens of Phelps County in his new role!
In accordance with the laws of the State of Missouri, I have completed the assessment of all real property in Phelps County, Missouri. After an exterior
physical inspection of your property, a detailed review of the in-house field appraisal of your property, a thorough check for errors and/or accuracy of
your previous assessment, inclusion of any new additions or removals to your property, compensation for any change in the physical condition of your
property by virtue of any remodeling, or by virtue of a change in the use classification of your property, the assessed value of your property may have changed.
If you do not agree with the assessment of your property, please immediately contact my office to set up an informal appeal hearing. This hearing is an
opportunity to discuss the assessment and valuation of your property. Appointments for informal appeal hearings must be made by July 1, 2022.
Informal appeal hearings will be conducted June 15, 2022 through July 8, 2022. Please provide relevant documentation concerning value so that a
productive informal hearing can be assured. After the informal appeal process is completed, pursuant to RsMo.137.275, every person who thinks himself
aggrieved by the assessment of his property may appeal to the county board of equalization, in person, by attorney or agent, or in writing. Such appeals
shall be lodged with the county board of equalization on or before July 11, 2022 with the Phelps County Clerk's Office in the Phelps County Courthouse
at 200 North Main Street, Suite 102, Rolla, Missouri 65401. Appointments for the county board of equalization should be made in advance.
Please note that it is in your best interest, with respect to the merits of your appeal, to have a current appraisal of the subject property available for
inspection and consideration at your appointment for informal appeal and in front of the county board of equalization. If you have any questions, please
feel free to call me at (573) 458-6135 or email me at email@example.com. Thank you for your patience concerning this matter.