Category: County News
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 2, 2023
Cape Girardeau County Assessor
1 Barton Square, Suite 201
Jackson, MO 63755
2023 LOCAL PROPERTY ASSESSMENTS MADE
CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, MISSOURI – Per Missouri State Statute (137.115), the Cape Girardeau County Assessor is required to establish the fair market value of all locally taxable property as of January 1, and reassess real property values each odd-numbered year. The Assessor is responsible for the classification and valuation of all real and personal property; however, the Assessor does not set tax rates, issue property tax bills, or collect property taxes. The Assessor only establishes a baseline value that is submitted to all taxing jurisdictions for the purposes of estimating budgets and setting tax levies for the current year.
Since 2023 is a reassessment year, the majority of real property owners in Cape Girardeau County will begin receiving notices of reassessment the first week of June. Property valuations are based upon site appraisals of actual improvements or changes to the property, or by using mass-appraisal techniques based upon local market sales data. Local market data has indicated that the median sale price of real property in Cape Girardeau County increased 8% from 2020 to 2021, and another 9% from 2021 to 2022, bringing the total average sale price increase to 17% between 2020 and 2022.
The Assessor has taken note of the recently declining number of transactions and the disparity in sales of some property types and has applied an 8.5% assessment increase to most properties for January 1, 2023. Properties that have received a reappraisal due to new construction, improvement, demolition, or some other qualifying criteria will receive an appraisal that reflects actual changes, rather than receiving the mass adjustment. Values for agricultural land in production will remain unchanged, as those values are set by the Missouri State Legislature. Properties whose assessments remain unchanged from last year, or have decreased, will not receive a notice.
Notices will clearly state both the appraised value and the assessed value of the property in 2023 and prior year and will give detailed instructions on how to appeal if the owner believes the new value exceeds the value of the property.
Appeals must be made on the actual value of the property, and not on the amount of increase or potential change in taxes. Evidence of property value will be required for appeal. Informal appeals to the Assessor must be made by June 30 by calling 573-243-2468, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Formal appeals for a Board of Equalization hearing must be submitted in writing to the Cape Girardeau County Clerk prior to July 10.
More information about the formal appeal process can be found at https://www.capecounty.us/cape-girardeau-county-clerk/board-of-equalization/
Posting Date: May 30, 2023
Cape Girardeau County Office of Emergency Management|
Primary duties will include mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery activities for Cape Girardeau County. Candidate must be able to work in all types of weather conditions and have a basic understanding of the NIMS Incident command system.
A minimum of two years’ experience in emergency management or related field is required. Full-time position includes a full benefit package. Compensation is dependent on prior experience.
Cover letter and resumes are currently being accepted by email to: email@example.com
Cape Girardeau County reserves the right to notify only those individuals selected for an interview as the status of their application for employment. EOE/ADA/M/F/V
Real Estate and Personal Property tax bills are being mailed. If you do not receive your tax bills by Thanksgiving, please call our office so we can get them to you. Per State Statutes, Failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve a taxpayer of his/her obligation to pay the taxes when due.
Tax billing information can be found at https://municipalonlinepayments.com/capegirardeaucounty (or the Municipal Online Payment box already on website).
Tax bills may be paid online at https://billpay.forte.net/CAPEGIRARDEAUCOMOTAX/ with an additional fee (or the pay taxes online box already on website).
All 2022 tax bills are due on December 31, 2022. If mailing, please make sure to get the official post office postmark on your envelopes on or before December 31st.
Anything postmarked or paid after December 31st will be late and interest and penalties will apply.
Plan ahead — The offices in Cape and Jackson will be closed on Saturday, December 31, 2022.
A public hearing will be held at 9:00 AM, Thursday, September 29, 2022 at the County Administration Building, 1 Barton Square, 3rd Floor Commission Chambers, Jackson, Missouri 63755, at which time citizens may be heard on the property tax rates proposed to be set by the Cape Girardeau County Commission. The tax rates shall be set to produce the revenues which the budget for the fiscal year shows to be required from the property tax.
Public Notice is hereby given that the Cape Girardeau County Board of Equalization will convene on Monday, July 18, 2022. Appeals to the Board are due before July 11, 2022.
Taxpayers who DO NOT reach an agreement with the County Assessor and want to appeal must:
- File a written appeal before July 11, 2022.
- Appeal forms can be found at https://www.capecounty.us/cape-girardeau-county-clerk/board-of-equalization/ or by Contacting the County Clerk’s Office at (573)243-3547.
- Mail the completed appeal forms and documentation to: Cape Girardeau County Clerk, 1 Barton Square, Suite 301, Jackson, MO 63755 or Email completed appeal forms and documentation to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: All completed appeal forms and documentation must be received before a hearing will be scheduled.
For more information on the Board of Equalization Appeals Process, visit our website at https://www.capecounty.us/cape-girardeau-county-clerk/board-of-equalization/
Hearings will be held in the County Commission Chambers, Administrative Office Building, 3rd Floor, 1 Barton Square, Jackson, MO 63755.
Barbara Gholson, County Collector, reminds those individuals or organizations planning to operate a fireworks stand in Cape Girardeau County, which includes all cities within the county, that each location is required to have a county merchant’s license. The cost of each license is $25.
The merchant license is available from either the Jackson office located in the Administrative Building, #1 Barton Square, Suite 303, or the Cape office located at 2311 Bloomfield Rd, Suite 102. Office hours are 8 am to 4:30 pm, including the noon hour, Monday thru Friday.
Fireworks stands may be operated in the county from June 20 to July 10. However, each city may have a local ordinance stating different time frames.
A state license is also required for each stand, owners may contact the division of fire safety in Jefferson City for more information.
DIVISION OF FIRE SAFETY
PO Box 581
JEFFERSON CITY MO 65102
PHONE (573) 751-2930
Other questions concerning the county license, please call 243-4476.