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JaxCo Legislature approves resolution to withhold payment to Tyler Technologies until bill passes vote

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Posted at 5:38 PM, Aug 07, 2023

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Jackson County Legislature adopted a resolution Monday afternoon which states the legislature will not pay Tyler Technologies, the software firm paid to generate county property values, unless the requested payment passes a vote.

Resolution 21358 requires the county executive to “withhold any future financial disbursement … relating to maintenance of assessment data, a computerized mass appraisal system and reassessment services.”

The legislature cited dissatisfaction with Tyler Technologies amid the controversy surrounding thousands of property assessment appeals.

Some residents' home values increased over 100%, leaving many concerned about future finances.

By issuing a check on when payment is disbursed, the legislature hopes to ensure satisfaction with Tyler Technologies' services to hold the company accountable.

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Any future bill from Tyler Technologies will be sent to the county to be approved by Executive Frank White before it is put to a vote by the legislature.

In the event a vote fails in the legislature, the issue will then be taken over by county legal.

The legislature said in the meeting an $800,000 invoice is currently pending payment and a balance of around $4.2 million has yet to be billed.