Assessor

Welcome! Before You Visit Our Offices…

  • View a list of online services for our department and others you can access from your home or office.
  • If you need to visit our offices in the County Administration Building in person, please note:
    • Visitors are required to review a health screening checklist before entering. If you have COVID-19 symptoms and/or known exposure to someone diagnosed with COVID-19 within the past 14 days, please remain at home. 
    • You will need to check in at a QLess electronic kiosk in the first floor lobby of the Administration Building to join a virtual queue for our office to receive services. QLess also is accessible on a computer using a web browser or mobile device through the free QLess app. After checking in, you will be directed to a service window or a staff member will meet you in the lobby for services. 

For further questions, call our department at 636-949-7425. Thank you.

Notice

As per 137.355 RSMo., the County Assessor, Scott Shipman, lists the property owners whose assessed valuation on real estate property has changed for 2021. The Notice of Real Estate Assessment forms were mailed but returned by the Post Office as being undeliverable. As per 138.100 RSMo., the application for a hearing to protest such change must be made in writing to the Board of Equalization, c/o St. Charles County Registrar, 201 N. Second St., Suite 541, St. Charles, MO 63301, no later than the second Monday in July 2021.

Additional News

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.

Assessor’s Focus

Most functions of the Assessor’s Office are governed by language in the Missouri State Statutes, Section 137. Understanding the purpose of our office is a complex issue. The Assessor is focused on an office that prides itself on accuracy and fairness bringing clarity to the assessment process.

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.

Resources

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.