March 25, 2015
Contact: Colene McEntee, Public Affairs Coordinator, 636-949-1864, firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Charles County, Missouri – The St. Charles County Assessor’s Office will mail the 2015 Notices Of Real Estate Assessment starting the third week of April. State law requires the Assessor to revalue all real property in the county as of Jan. 1 of every odd-numbered year. The valuation notices reflect the change in value since Jan. 1, 2013. The 2015 assessment notices are designed to be easier to read and include information on property tax relief and the appeal process, as well as answers to frequently asked questions.
Notices for the Washington, Wentzville, and St. Charles School Districts are scheduled to be mailed on or about April 14. The Fort Zumwalt and Orchard Farm School District notices are scheduled to be mailed on or about April 21, and the Francis Howell School District notices are scheduled to be mailed on or about April 28. Taxpayers have 10 days from the mailed date on the notice to schedule an informal hearing with a staff member from the Assessor’s office. This can be done by calling 636-949-7431 or 1-800-822-4012, ext. 7431, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Scheduled informal hearings will be conducted Monday through Thursday at 201 N. Second St. in St. Charles.
The Assessor’s Office is responsible for establishing the fair market value of all property within St. Charles County as of Jan. 1. This assures the tax burden is distributed fairly among those responsible for payment. The taxing authorities, which include school, city and fire districts, will establish the tax rate based on the budgetary requirements needed to appropriately fund the services provided within their jurisdiction.