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Assessor to Mail Personal Property Notices of Assessment Change

The St. Charles County Assessor will mail approximately 42,000 Personal Property Notices of Assessment Change by June 1. Taxpayers who reported additional personal property or made corrections to their 2019 personal property assessments will receive the notice. The mailing is part of County Assessor Scott Shipman’s efforts to further involve citizens in the assessment process, with the goal of making it less burdensome. Learn more.

Notices of Real Estate Assessment Mailed in April


2019 Notices of Real Estate Assessment were mailed to property owners in April. State law requires the Assessor to revalue all real property in the county as of Jan. 1 of odd-numbered years. The valuation notices reflect the change in value since Jan. 1, 2017.

Notices were sent in three mailings: Washington, Wentzville, and St. Charles school districts first; Fort Zumwalt and Orchard Farm school districts second; and the Francis Howell School District third. Taxpayers have 10 days from the mailed date on the notice to schedule an informal hearing with a staff member from the Assessor’s office to discuss the property value or classification by calling 636-949-7431 or 1-800-822-4012, ext. 7431, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Scheduled informal hearings will be conducted Monday through Thursday at 201 N. Second St. in St. Charles beginning the last week of April. Read more.

Watch the video above to learn how the reassessment process works.

Responsibilities

The Assessor is charged with placing a fair market value on property as of the tax date. The property tax in Missouri is “ad valorem,” meaning taxes are based on property value. 

The Assessor has no jurisdiction or responsibility for taxing jurisdiction budgets or establishing the tax rate.

Information maintained by this office is for assessment purposes only and should not be used to verify or transfer ownership. All maps maintained, provided and/or purchased are based on assessment information and do not represent a legal survey of the parcels shown and shall not be used for conveyance or the establishment of property boundaries.

Certificate of Non-Assessment (Tax Waiver)

A Certificate of Non-Assessment, also known as a tax waiver, may be obtained at the Assessor's Office if you did not own a vehicle in St. Charles County on January 1. The Certificate is required by the Missouri Department of Revenue to license motor vehicles or obtain a business license in St. Charles County. Learn more about requirements for the Certificate of Non-Assessment.

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Tax Bills

Your tax bill is comprised of three key components:

  • Assessment Authority
  • Taxing Authority
  • Collection Authority

Assessment Authority

The assessment authority (Assessor’s Office) is responsible for establishing the fair market value of all property within St. Charles County as of the tax date. This assures the tax burden is distributed fairly among those responsible for payment.

Taxing Authority

The taxing authority (school, city, fire districts, etc.) establishes the tax rate based on the budgetary requirements needed to appropriately fund the services provided within their jurisdiction.

Collection Authority

The collection authority (Collector of Revenue’s Office) is responsible for collecting the amount of tax assigned to each property owner.