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For more information, contact the County Collector at (573) 547-4422.
Taxable personal property consists of motor vehicles, trailers, mobile homes, watercraft, boat motors, aircraft, livestock, farm machinery and equipment, agricultural crops, and any other personal property not exempted by law. Taxation of business enterprises is not included here because its complexity is beyond the scope of this explanation.
Every person owning or holding taxable personal property in Missouri on the first day of January, including all such property purchased on that day, shall be liable for taxes thereon during the same calendar year. This includes the property of non-residents whose property is held in Missouri, but does not include the property of non-residents whose property is regularly kept in another state, but just happens to be in Missouri on the first of January.
(Assessed Value / 100) x Tax Levy.
Mobile homes used as dwellings 19%
Grain and other Agricultural Crops .05%
Livestock and Poultry 12%
Farm Machinery 12%
Historic motor vehicles minimum $100
Certain aircraft hours flown in given year
Certain business tools and equipment (see laws)
Yes. Each year you are required to make a list, called an assessment list, of all of your taxable personal property and mail or deliver this list to the County Assessor's office in the county where you lived on the first day of January. This list is due no later than the first of March.
All taxable personal property shall be assessed in the county in which the owner resides on the first day of January with a few exceptions. The exceptions are: houseboats, cabin cruisers, floating boat docks, and immobile mobile homes shall be assessed in the county in which they were located on the first day of January. Personal property owned by an estate shall be assessed in the county in which the division of the circuit court has jurisdiction.
Agricultural Property 12% Commercial Property 32% Residential Property 19%
Surveys and Plats - The Recorders office also receives Surveys and Plats of subdivisions which are put on record as to date and time. They are scanned for public use and the plat is kept in the Recorder’s office.
Armed Forces Document - The Recorder also files Armed Forces Documents (D.D.214) free of charge.
1. The document is checked for dates, signatures, spelling of names, acknowledgments and, depending on the type of instrument, any other information that is needed before recording. 2. If all information is correct and meets state statute and formatting requirements the document is accepted and priced according to the number of pages it contains. 3. The document is then clocked with the date and time, given a document number and certified on the top of the first page. 4. The document is scanned. 5. The document is indexed into the computer system by Grantor and Grantee name. 6. The document images are proofed and indexing verified, to see that they were correctly entered into the computer system and then the documents are returned to the proper address.
If you have questions, contact us at (573) 547-1611.