Michael Bushnell

On Monday, March 4th, Jackson County officials announced a property tax freeze program for eligible senior citizens authorized by the passage of a new state law. Senate Bill 190, which was passed by the Missouri Senate during the 2023 session, was signed into law by Governor Mike Parson in August of this year.  

The new law is available to Jackson County residents who are eligible for Social Security retirement benefits and meet certain property ownership requirements. The year that an application is approved is the year the freeze begins. For example, if an application is submitted by December 31, 2024, the amount frozen would be reflected in the 2025 tax bill. 

 “Jackson County is dedicated to supporting the well-being of our senior residents, enriching their overall quality of life,” said Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. in a press release.  “This initiative offers significant benefits, ensuring financial relief and stability for eligible individuals. We encourage qualified residents to take advantage of the opportunity presented by this valuable program.”

Applicants may only claim one primary residence and it must be occupied by the eligible resident. Market value of the property must be less than $550,000 in order to apply for the tax freeze. 

Applications are available at:  www.jacksongov.org/seniortaxcredit or by clicking the link on our website. 

For more information on the program, we’ve provided a link to frequently asked questions on our website or residents may email:SeniorApplication@jacksongov.org for more information.