Assessor

COVID-19 Latest News

The St. Charles County Administration Building at 201 N. Second Street in St. Charles is open to the public with normal operating hours. Access is limited to the first floor. Upon entrance to any County building, employees and the public are encouraged to wear cloth facial protection, and everyone is required to have a health screening, including temperature check, before entering. Those with a fever or who have other COVID-19 symptoms will not be permitted to enter the building. View release for more information.

The Assessor’s Personal Property windows on the first floor are open to the public. For other matters, visitors are encouraged to call 636-949-7425 to make an appointment.

This website will be updated to reflect any changes in facility or department services. The public is encouraged to continue accessing County Government services by phone, email and online when available. Thank you.

Get in Line with QLess

Avoid crowds and save time with real-time status updates. Visitors to the Assessor’s Office can join a virtual queue from their mobile device or computer using the free QLess app, or by checking in at the kiosk in the Administration Building lobby. QLess is available for Personal Property and Real Estate services.

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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.