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Polk County, MO


  • The prime function of the County Collector is the collection of property taxes.

  • The Collector must collect the taxes due as shown on the County's tax records.

  • It is the obligation of the taxpayer to verify their property is correctly assessed and described on the tax books.

  • By state law taxpayers are taxed based on personal proeprty owned January 1st of each year. The law makes no provision for pro-rating the tax bill.

  • It is the responsibility of the current owner of real property for paying all taxes due on the property.

  • We cannot accept payments for incorrect amounts.

  • The County Collector is not responsible for any tax payment omitted by the taxpayer.

  • The taxpayer is responsible for updating addresses in the Assessor's Office. The taxpayer is responsible for any penalties incurred for failure to update their address.

  • The County Collector has no authority to make any changes to the valuation on the tax statement without the County Assessor's intervention.

  • The Polk County Collector's office is located on the 2nd floor of the courthouse. The office is open 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.

  • The County Delinquent Land Tax Sale is held on the 4th Monday in August of every year for any real estate parcel subject to sale.