Will the tax bill be in my name?
- The tax bill will be in your name if the deed was a straight land transfer. If the property was split or combined, it will not be in your name until next year.
Who is responsible for paying the taxes?
- The current owner is responsible for paying all taxes due on the property. Partial payments are not accepted. If you did not purchase the property until later in the year, the taxes should have been prorated and deducted from the selling price at closing or paid to you in cash by the previous owner.
When are tax statements mailed?
- The tax bills are mailed in November. If you do not receive a tax bill by November 30, you should contact the Collector's office and request one.
If I do not receive a tax bill on the property I purchased, am I responsible for interest and penalty should the taxes become delinquent?
- Yes. Failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve you from paying the taxes or any interest and penalty due should they become delinquent. All taxes become delinquent if they are not paid by December 31.
If I have an escrow account for my taxes, will I receive a tax bill?
- Yes, you will receive an informational copy of your bill. This informational billing will indicate that your mortgage company has requested the bill for that parcel. If you receive a tax bill that does not show that it has been requested by your lien holder, please forward the bill to your mortgage company immediately for timely processing.
Real Estate Taxes:
The tax liability on real estate remains with the property. Taxes are a lien. When ownership changes, the new owner is liable for unpaid taxes. Tax bills are sent to the mailing address in the tax file as of date the bill is printed. Property is subject to be sold at public auction for back taxes if the real estate taxes remain unpaid for two years. The tax certificate sale is held annually on the fourth Monday in August at 10:00am on the east side of the Courthouse steps.
Collector of Revenue
|Contact This Office:
Phone: (816) 271-1401
Fax: (816) 271-1584
To look up tax information or make a payment on line please use this link: http://buchananmo.devnetwedge.com/
If you choose to pay your taxes at this site, please be aware of the fact that you will incur a convenience fee. The Buchanan County Collector's office does not charge or retain any of the transaction fee. Your paid receipt will be mailed to you in 3 to 5 business days.