To be timely, payment of 2018 property taxes must be received or postmarked no later than December 31, 2018. Interest, penalties and fees will accrue if payment is late.
To save time and avoid crowds, online payment is encouraged. The online payment website will close at 11 p.m. on December 31, 2018. Taxes paid online after the website reopens in 2019 will accrue interest, penalties and fees pursuant to Missouri statutes.
Jackson County Collection and Assessment departments will be offering extended Saturday hours in December. The Historic Truman Courthouse will be open from 8:00 am to Noon Saturday December 15, 22, and 29, 2018.
On Sunday, December 31, 2018, a drop box for property tax payments will be located at the west door of the Jackson County Courthouse in Kansas City (415 E 12th Street) and at the front door of the Historic Truman Courthouse in Independence (112 W Lexington). Both drop boxes will close at midnight. Do not place cash in either drop box.