About the Cape Girardeau County Board of Equalization
The Cape Girardeau County Board of Equalization shall consist of the commissioners of the county commission, the county assessor as a nonvoting member, and the county clerk who shall be secretary of the board without a vote.
The county commissioners shall also appoint two additional members to the board who shall be citizens of the county, but not officers of the county and, for such additional members appointed after August 28, 2007, not related to any member of the county board of equalization within the third degree of consanguinity, who shall have some level of experience as determined by the county commission as a real estate broker, real estate appraiser, home builder, property developer, lending officer, or investor in real estate before such member’s appointment to the board.
The assessor or a member of the assessor’s staff shall be present at all board of equalization hearings, and shall have the right to present evidence pertaining to any assessment matter before the board. The members of the county board of equalization shall each take an oath, to be administered by the clerk, to fairly and impartially equalize the valuation of all real estate and tangible personal property taxable by the county.
The board shall hear complaints and equalize the valuation and assessments upon all real and tangible personal property taxable by the county so that all the property shall be entered on the tax book at its true value. The board shall not reduce the valuation of the real or tangible personal property below the value thereof as fixed by the state tax commission.
Board of Equalization Appointed Members
- Kevin Greaser
- Mike Seabaugh