Please Note: The Individual Personal Property Tax Office is now located only at the Historic Truman Courthouse in Independence. The Business Personal Property Tax Office is at 1300 Washington in Kansas City.
Individual personal property and business personal property include: motor vehicles, trailers, mobile homes, watercraft, boat motors, aircraft, livestock, farm machinery and equipment, and any other personal property not exempted by law. There may be circumstances when a mobile home may be considered real property and not personal property. For more information, contact the Assessment Department.
Learn how to establish a new individual personal property account.
Find information about filing your business or personal property tax declarations here.
To add a vehicle to your existing individual personal property account you must bring certain documents to the Assessment Office.
Learn what you have to bring to the Assessment Office to remove a vehicle from your individual personal property account.
Find out how to obtain a statement of non-assessment (tax waiver).
No, you may mail your payment (payable to Jackson County Collector), pay in person at one of the County’s Collection Department Offices or our satellite offices, or you may also pay your property taxes online 24 hours a day. Please note that the online payment website will close at 11 p.m., December 31.
Jackson County Courthouse
415 E 12th Street Suite 100
Kansas City, MO 64106
Historic Truman Courthouse
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.
Pay Taxes Online
If you bought your car after January 1 of last year, use last year's receipt. Property taxes are not owed on a vehicle new to you until you've owned it on January 1. If you owned the vehicle on January one of last year and it is not listed on your receipt, or is incorrect on your receipt or statement, please see the list of required documents you will need to provide to have the vehicle added.
If you were assessed and paid taxes in Jackson County for the prior two years, you need the prior two years’ receipts. If you were assessed in another Missouri County, you should contact that county for copies of that county’s receipts. If you cannot locate your Jackson County tax receipt for the appropriate year, to reprint your Official Paid Tax Receipt use the Property Search application.
To obtain a duplicate of your original property tax receipt for free, use the Property Search application.
The Motor Vehicle Bureau will accept a non-assessment form in place of a paid property tax receipt. This form states that you were neither assessed nor owe taxes in Jackson County. You may obtain a non-assessment form from the Assessment Department if:
Please see the list of required documents you will need to provide to have a non-assessment issued if applicable.
New residents moving to the County from another state will need the following items to set up a personal property account
If you have questions, you will need to call 816-881-1330 or contact the Jackson County Assessment Department.
New residents moving to the County from another MO County will need the following items to set up a personal property account
It is important that you contact the Jackson County Assessment Department and let them know you are now a resident of Jackson County and need to be placed on the tax rolls. If you have questions, you will need to call 816-881-1330 or email the Jackson County Assessment Department.
The leasing company is billed for personal property taxes on all vehicles it owned on January 1. Please check your lease agreement for additional information. Please do not add your leased vehicle to your personal property declaration as the leased vehicle is owned by the leasing company, not you as an individual taxpayer. If you need a receipt/waiver on a leased vehicle, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 816-881-1490. Leased vehicles do not need to sign into the QLess system. Business Personal Property/Leasing address has changed to 1300 Washington St., Kansas City, Mo.
Individual Personal Property
112 W. Lexington
Independence, MO 64050
Business Personal Property
1300 Washington St.
Kansas City, MO 64105
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Individual Personal Property Address Change Form
Personal Property Required Documentation(PDF, 902KB)
Congrats on Your New Car! - Information for New Property Owners(PDF, 471KB)
Business Information Sheet(PDF, 146KB)
Business Personal Property Address Change Form
Business Personal Property Exemption Application(PDF, 590KB)