Each year in early November, the Greene County Collector mails tax bills to county residents owing real or personalproperty taxes. This event generates many questions and phone calls. In order to increase taxpayers’ understanding of the process, with respect to the Assessor’s Office, the following information is provided:
- It is important to remember the amount of taxes is calculated by multiplying the assessed value by the tax levy, per $100 of assessed value (divide by 100). When tax levies increase, tax bills are likely to increase. Assessed values may decrease but tax bills may increase due to levy increases.
- Real estate and personal property values and assessed values are determined as of January 1, 2013.
- The opportunity to appeal real estate values for the current tax year expired on July 31, 2013, the last day of business for the County Board of Equalization.
- Since the Assessor’s books were closed on August 1, 2013, the Assessor may not change property values for 2013.
- With respect to vehicles, some assessed values have increased and some have decreased. By law, vehicle values are determined by reference to the NADA October 2012 Value Guide.
- Vehicle values may have increased due to increases in the NADA values since October 2012 or because the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) provided new information that was not available to the Assessor in prior years. Assessors in Missouri are moving to VIN numbers to interface with DMV and NADA information.
- If you believe the NADA value used by the Assessor is incorrect, you may contact us for answers to your questions.
If you have questions, please contact us at (417) 868-4101.
Please remember the Beacon website is available to answer most of your questions regarding property address, location, ownership, taxing district, school district, section, township and range, along with maps. Our Beacon website is updated nightly so ownership should be current, depending on when the property was purchased. Maps in beacon come with a List of layers that can be selected for information such as Lot numbers in Subdivisions, School and Fire districts and City limits. There are also many tools available, such as measuring tools, buffers and lots of other features that are free to use as well.