The deadline for returning your Personal Property and Real Estate statements is BY March 1st. Personal Property owners, including businesses, are reminded they must report personal property owned on January 1st to the Assessor’s Office by the deadline. At the beginning of January, the Assessor mailed a list to those personal property owners whose names appeared on the tax rolls.
Those not returning a completed list to the Assessor’s office by the March 1st deadline are subject to a penalty. Ripley says “Penalties range from $10 to $100 depending on the value of the property.” He says “The statutes provide the assessor with almost no discretion to waive the penalties.”
Property owners who did not receive a personal property list or who are new to the County are not excused from filing and should contact the assessor office at 660-646-8000 ext. 2 or stop by the office on the first floor of the courthouse.
Ripley says with less than a week remaining before the deadline, they have received only 60% of the personal property assessment lists.