If you have resided and reported personal property last year in Jefferson County you will be mailed a personal property assessment list during the first week of January. You must fill out and return the form by March 1st.
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If you are a Jefferson County resident and moved; fill out the Change of Address Form (PDF) and email the Assessor, fax, mail, or drop off the form at the Assessor’s Office.
A New Resident Personal Property Assessment List (PDF) will need to be filled out only if you are a new resident for the current tax year. Email the Assessor, fax, mail, or drop off the form at the Assessor’s Office.
A tax waiver, also known as, Statement of Non-Assessment, indicates a specific person, business, or corporation does not owe any personal property taxes for a specified tax year. A tax waiver is only used to license a vehicle, motorcycle, trailer, or other assets. You may be entitled to a tax waiver if one of the following applies:
How to Apply for a Tax Waiver (Statement of Non-Assessment)Application for a tax waiver can be made in person, by mail, fax, or email. If applying by fax or email, please allow 24 hour process time. Along with the completed Tax Waiver Application and a Photo ID (if you have an out-of-state photo ID, please provide proof of address, e.g., piece of mail, lease agreement, electric bill), one of the following items is required:
To apply online, please click on the link below. Email address and fax number will be located on the top of the application form.
Tax Waiver Application (PDF)
Every person owning or holding real property or tangible personal property on the first day of January, including all such property purchased on that day shall be liable for taxes thereon during the same calendar year.
Every person, corporation, partnership or association owning or controlling tangible personal property shall file with the assessor of the county an itemized return listing all the tangible personal property so owned or controlled on January 1st. Personal property must be reported in the county where you resided on January 1st.
Yes. …If any person shall fail to deliver the required [assessment] list to the assessor by the first day of March, the owner of the property which ought to have been listed shall be assessed a penalty added to the tax bill, based on the assessed value of the property that was not reported, as follows (in the following table). - Revised Statutes of Missouri 137.280
…If any person shall fail to deliver the required [assessment] list to the assessor by the first day of March, the owner of the property which ought to have been listed shall be assessed a penalty added to the tax bill, based on the assessed value of the property that was not reported, as follows (in the following table).
$0 to 1,000
$1,001 to 2,000
$2,001 to 3,000
$3,001 to 4,000
$4,001 to 5,000
$5,001 to 6,000
$6,001 to 7,000
$7,001 to 8,000
$8,001 to 9,000
$9,001 or More
The Assessor has the authority to waive the penalty in specific situations including: