FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 7, 2020
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – In a continued effort to provide safe and contactless customer service for their residents, Jackson County is announcing today that it is waiving the online convenience and electronic check fees for this year’s property tax payments.
The fees will be waived through December 31, 2020 for those who pay their property taxes online through County’s official portal myJacksonCounty. Residents are strongly encouraged to pay online to avoid long wait times in person due to limited staffing at the downtown County Courthouse and Historic Truman Courthouse in Independence.
“Providing for the well-being of our staff and citizens was the primary reason for this decision,” said Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. “As we continue to adhere to ongoing public health and safety regulations, we need to give the people of Jackson County what they want — a contactless, easy and efficient way to conduct business with us.”
“We have made the decision to waive the $2.00 convenience fee and $1.25 electronic check fee within myJacksonCounty to incentivize our residents to pay online,” said Jackson County Director of Collection Whitney Miller. “myJacksonCounty is an incredibly user friendly and secure way to pay your property taxes, all without having to leave the house. Online credit card payments will still incur a 2.75% fee.”
How to pay Jackson County property taxes online:
Other contactless payment options:
Exterior drop boxes for property tax payments are located at the west door of the Jackson County Courthouse in Kansas City (415 E. 12th St.) and at the south door of the Historic Truman Courthouse in Independence (112 W. Lexington).
Taxpayers can also mail their payment to the address on their bill. Payments must be received or USPS postmarked by December 31 to avoid penalty.
Media interviews with the Director of Collection can be arranged upon request to: Marshanna Smith, Public Information Officer, (816) 881-1391, firstname.lastname@example.org