INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) – Monday is the last day for property owners to file an informal appeal with the Jackson County Assessor for their 2019 property assessment.

There were lines out the door Monday morning as residents waited to drop off appeals papers, and there were still people waiting in line that afternoon to file their appeal with the Jackson County Assessor.

The offices opened at 8 a.m., and there was a steady stream of people hoping to have their property assessment adjusted.

Home owner Keithley Lake told KCTV5 News he would wait in line for as long as it takes to talk to someone in this office face-to-face.

“I’m not the richest person in the world, I’m not the poorest person in the word, but if they’re trying to raise my tax levy by tens of thousands of dollars then you have to do something about it,” Lake said. “It’s worth my time to be here.”

Many of those in line had similar stories of being shocked when they opened up their assessment, and in addition to filing appeals they wanted to let Jackson County legislators know what they thought of the spike in the assessed values.

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