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Frequently Asked Questions

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I don't own this vehicle anymore, why am I getting a bill on it?
Taxes are assessed on property owned on January 1 each year. Even if you no longer own the vehicle, own a different vehicle, or no longer own any vehicle, the tax is based on what was owned on January 1. The tax amount is not prorated. The total tax amount is due upon receipt of the statement, but no later than December 31 or interest, penalties, and fees will be assessed.

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1. What type of property is considered taxable personal property?
2. I don't own this vehicle anymore, why am I getting a bill on it?
3. Do I have to pay my taxes in person?
4. When are my taxes due?
5. I need to license a car not included on my paid tax receipt. What do I do?
6. I am no longer a Missouri resident. Do I still owe this tax bill?
7. I am renewing 2-year license plates. Which years’ personal property tax receipts do I need?
8. I have lost my personal property tax receipt. How do I obtain a duplicate?
9. I have moved. Do I need to let you know my new address?
10. Why is my tax bill so high?
11. How do I avoid paying late fees?
12. What items do I take with me to renew my license plates?
13. I have a city sticker fee listed on my tax bill. What is this fee?
14. I did not owe personal property taxes last year in Jackson County. How can I obtain my license plates?
15. I recently moved to Jackson County from another state and have never paid personal property tax in Missouri. What do I need to do?
16. I recently moved to Jackson County from another county in Missouri. What do I need to do?
17. I lease my vehicle. Who pays the personal property taxes?
18. My leasing company pays my personal property taxes. What will I need to take to the license bureau?