Board of Equalization

Board of Equalization responsibilities, meetings, agendas.

The Board of Equalization is a four-member panel of citizens, who own property within the City of St. Louis, have been residents of the City for the past 5 years, and are appointed by the Mayor to annual terms. The Assessor is the President of the Board of Equalization. 

 
The Board of Equalization is governed by State Statutes (Chapter 138 RSMo)

Role of the Board

Equalize Assessments 

Raise or lower valuations believed to be set below or above true value 

Hear Appeals

Hear from the parties and adjust or correct if appropriate 

Determine Appeals and Keep Record

Determine all appeals summarily and the Clerk is to keep a record of the proceeding 

Add Omitted Property

Add and assess any property omitted from the tax rolls 

Provide Notice

Notice to the taxpayer on omitted property or increase in value of property 

 Meeting Materials

Docket for July 28  2021
Board of Equalization Docket for July 28, 2021

Docket for July 27, 2021
Board of Equalization Schedule for July 27, 2021

Docket for July 22, 2021
2021 Board of Equalization Schedule for July 22, 2021

Docket for August 5 2021
Board of Equalization Docket for August 5 2021

Docket for August 4 2021
Board of Equalization Docket for August 4 2021

Docket for August 25, 2021
Board of Equalization Docket for August 25, 2021

Docket for August 24, 2021
Board of Equalization Docket for August 24, 2021

Docket for August 23, 2021
Board of Equalization Docket for August 23, 2021

Docket for August 19, 2021
Board of Equalization Docket for August 19, 2021

Docket for August 18, 2021
Board of Equalization Docket for August 18, 2021

Docket for August 17, 2021
Board of Equalization Docket for August 17, 2021

Docket for August 13, 2021
Board of Equalization Docket for August 13, 2021

Docket for August 10 2021
Board of Equalization Docket for August 10 2021

Board of Equalization Minutes July 28, 2021
Minutes of Board of Equalization Hearings on July 28, 2021

Board of Equalization Minutes July 27, 2021
Minutes of Board of Equalization Hearings on July 27, 2021

Board of Equalization Minutes July 22, 2021
Minutes of Board of Equalization Hearings on July 22, 2021

Board of Equalization Minutes August 5, 2021
Board of Equalization Hearing Minutes for August 5, 2021

Board of Equalization Minutes August 5 2021
Board of Equalization Hearing Minutes for August 5  2021

Board of Equalization Minutes August 4, 2021
Board of Equalization Hearing Minutes and results from August 4, 2021

Board of Equalization Minutes August 3, 2021
Board of Equalization Hearing Minutes for August 3, 2021

Board of Equalization Minutes August 25 2021
Board of Equalization Hearing Minutes for August 25, 2021

Board of Equalization Minutes August 24 2021
Board of Equalization Hearing Minutes for August 24, 2021

Board of Equalization Minutes August 23, 2021
Board of Equalization Hearing Minutes for August 23, 2021

Board of Equalization Minutes August 23 2021
Board of Equalization Hearing Minutes for August 23, 2021

Board of Equalization Minutes August 20 2021
Board of Equalization Hearing Minutes for August 20, 2021

Board of Equalization Minutes August 19 2021
Board of Equalization Hearing Minutes for August 19, 2021

Board of Equalization Minutes August 18 2021
Board of Equalization Hearing Minutes for August 18, 2021

Board of Equalization Minutes August 17 2021
Board of Equalization Hearing Minutes for August 17, 2021

Board of Equalization Minutes August 13 2021
Board of Equalization Hearing Minutes for August 13, 2021

Board of Equalization Minutes August 10 2021
Board of Equalization Minutes of Hearings on August 10, 2021

August 3 2021 Docket
Board of Equalization Docket for August 3, 2021

August 20, 2021 Docket
Board of Equalization Docket for August 20, 2021

2021 City of St Louis Board of Equalization Dockets and Results Part 2
2021 Board of Equalization Schedules and Results continued

2021 City of Saint Louis Board of Equalization Dockets and Results
2021 Board of Equalization

2020 Board of Equalization Minutes for August 27 2020
Board of Equalization Hearing Minutes for August 25 2020

2020 Board of Equalization Minutes for August 26 2020
Board of Equalization Hearing Minutes for August 26 2020

2020 Board of Equalization Minutes for August 20 2020
Board of Equalization Hearing Minutes for August 20 2020

2018 City of St Louis Board of Equalization Schedule and Results
These are the scheduled dockets for the 2018 City of St Louis Board of Equalization

2017 City of St Louis Board of Equalization Schedule and Results (Part 2)
2017 Board of Equalization Voting Results-Part 2

2017 City of St Louis Board of Equalization Schedule and Results (Part 1)
Voting Results for 2017 Board of Equalization Part 1

Members

Sharon Coleman 
Term ending 5/1/2022 
 
Joan Hubbard
Term ending 5/1/2022 
 
Jean Barnett
Term ending 5/1/2022 
 
Norman Sutterer 
Term ending 5/1/2022 
 
Michael Dauphin
Assessor, President of the Board of Equalization
 

Hearings 

 
The Board of Equalization hears appeals from any taxpayer who disagrees with the valuation of property made by the assessor. There is no presumption that the assessor's value is correct. 
 
The Board of Equalization meets in an informal setting. You must have an appointment to appear before the Board; appointments are coordinated by the Assessor's office. 
 
Times, dates and location of Board of Equalization hearings are posted in accordance with the Sunshine Law. 
 
Appeals are due to the Board of Equalization by the second Monday in July
 
The Board of Equalization convenes the first Monday in July and meets until the 4th Saturday in August
 
In reassessment years, the Board can convene on July 1st
 
Board hearings are held between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. 
 
Forms for appeal to the Board of Equalization must be requested in person, by phone (314-622-4185), or in writing to: 
 
Board of Equalization – City Hall 
1200 Market Street, Room 120 
St. Louis, MO 63103 
 

Presenting Evidence or an Opinion of Value 

  • The taxpayer may appear and present an opinion of value 
  • An attorney or agent may appear for the taxpayer 
    • The agent may not present an opinion of value unless they are licensed or certified as an appraiser 
    • An attorney may share with the Board their client's opinion of value, but the attorney who is not a licensed appraiser, may not develop his/her own opinion of value. 
  • Exception to the appraiser license requirement: 
    • Owner of the property 
    • Real Estate Broker with a comparative market analysis or broker price opinion 
    • Government employee as part of their work duties 
    • Employee, or an agent of a federal or state regulated lending agency 
  • The assessor or staff is to be present at all Board hearings and has the right to present evidence 
  • The Board of Equalization may subpoena witnesses and order the production of documents

What to Expect 

When coming to City Hall, please allow time to find parking and for security check-in on entering the building. The President of the Board will introduce each appeal. 
 
The President will ask the taxpayer if they have any documentation or evidence. You must present six (6) copies of any documentation you would like the Board to consider. Common evidence includes copies of sale contracts, information on comparable properties, income and expense statements, and descriptive photographs. 
 
The taxpayer will present their evidence or argument. Board members will likely have some questions for the taxpayer. 
 
The assessor's office staff will present the assessor's evidence. 
 
The Board will consider all of the evidence and make a determination on each appeal. Most appeals are decided at the hearing, however before making a final determination the Board may request more information from the taxpayer or the assessor's office which can delay the Board's determination. 
 
The length of time for appeals will vary. Most appeals are completed in 15 minutes or less. 
 
The taxpayer is mailed a written notification of the Board's decision. This is usually mailed the next business day following the hearing. 
 
Any taxpayer who is not satisfied with the decision of the Board of Equalization can appeal to the State Tax Commission of Missouri within 30 days of the Board's decision. You must appeal to the Board of Equalization first before appealing to the State Tax Commission. 
 

Contact Information

Email: equalization-board@stlouis-mo.gov

Phone: (314) 622-4185
Fax: (314) 622-3619

Hours:
8:00 am to 5:00 pm

July 1 through Last Saturday in August

Address:
1200 Market St , Room 120
St Louis, Missouri 63103

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