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Frequently Asked Questions

This page is devoted to answering some of the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). If you do not find the answer to your question, please email us.
Do I have to pay my taxes in person?
No, you may mail your payment, pay in person at one of the County’s Collection Department Offices or our satellite offices, or you may also pay your property taxes on-line through the internet 24 hours a day. Please note that the online payment website will close at 11 p.m., December 31.

The Jackson County Courthouse is located at:
415 E 12th Street
Suite 100
Kansas City, MO 64106

The Historic Truman Courthouse is located at:
112 W Lexington
Suite 114
Independence, MO 64050

Both courthouses are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays observed by Jackson County.

To make an online payment, visit our Online Payment Program.

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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?