Edwardsville City staff reached out to County officials in late December to request County appraisers provide Edwardsville residents additional education on the appraisal process, property tax valuations, and the appeals process. County officials held similar events in Memorial Hall in KCK in the past year and plans were to expand the program county-wide.
On Thursday, February 9, County appraisal staff will conduct a Property Valuation Clinic at the Edwardsville Community Center (696 S. 4th St.) beginning at 5:30 PM. The clinic will review the appraisal and valuation process, as well as the process to appeal your property tax valuation.
Rising property values are the primary reason for increased property tax bills from one year to the next. The City does not evaluate or assign property tax values, only determines the mill levy (or tax rate) with which taxes are calculated. The Edwardsville City Council has reduced the mill levy each year for the last six years. However, rate reduction cannot keep up with the increase in property values determined by the County. This clinic is meant to educate Edwardsville residents on their role in the values of their properties. More information regarding this event will be shared in the coming weeks.