Real Estate Property Tax Information

Real Estate property taxes are levied annually against your property and due upon receipt of the tax bill, but no later than December 31 each year.  The postmark determines the timeliness of payment.  For example, a payment mailed and postmarked December 29 is considered paid on time even though the Collector’s Office does not receive the payment until January 2.  The Collector’s Office mails tax bills last day of October.  If a tax bill is not received by the second week of November, contact the Collector’s Office at 573-648-2494 ext.133.  

Failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve the obligation to pay taxes and applicable late fees.  Taxes not paid in full on or before December 31 will accrue penalties and late fees.

Taxes are assessed on property owned January 1 but taxes are not billed until November of the same year.  Taxes are due for the entire amount assessed and billed regardless if property is no longer owned or has been moved from Reynolds County.  If your property has been sold, see paragraphs below describing the needed processing.

Tax bills show in the same name in which they are recorded.  All changes of ownership must be recorded for the bill to reflect the new name. Please notify Collector’s office if you have sold property and tax bill should be sent to different address.

Taxes are usually settled at the time of sale; therefore, the owner/buyer should have agreed to who is to pay the property taxes.

Escrowed Taxes

If you have your taxes Escrowed by your mortgage company, we will forward your bill to them if it is requested by your mortgage company.  As a service, we send them a printout for all parcels they request, although due to the refinancing and property sales, this information is not always current for the owner or lending institution.  If you also contact them, we will know that the correct mortgage company has your information in order to get it paid on time.