Collector of Revenue
ATTENTION: Protecting the health of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic is a top priority for St. Charles County Government. Did you know you can visit us online to access many of our services from the comfort of your home? Click here for a full list and links.
To further protect the health and safety of the community and help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the St. Charles County Government Administration Building where our offices are located closed effective at 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 24, 2020, until further notice. Staff will remain on-site to conduct business, answer telephones, and assist customers with processing items online. Stay healthy and safe, and thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
For more information about COVID-19 from the St. Charles County Department of Public Health, visit sccmo.org/COVID or call the Information Hotline at 636-949-1899.
The St. Charles County Collector’s Office is committed to providing efficient tax payment (collection and disbursement) operations and to providing exceptional customer service to the taxpayers by promptly and professionally waiting on them at the windows, pleasantly and patiently answering telephone inquiries, and courteously and creatively handling problems.
Your tax bill is comprised of three key components:
- Assessment Authority
- Taxing Authority
- Collection 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.
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.
The collection authority (Collector of Revenue’s Office) is responsible for collecting the amount of tax assigned to each property owner.