Real Estate Tax
Real estate taxes are mailed to the property
owner of record as of January 1st of the current year,
unless we have been notified to mail it elsewhere.
If you purchased real estate in Morgan County
at any time during the year, it is your responsibility to contact
the Morgan County Collector’s Office to insure that you receive the
tax bill instead of the previous owner.
If your taxes are paid through your escrow
account with your lending institution, your lender must notify this
office no later than September 15th of each year for them
to receive the bill, otherwise the bill will be mailed to the owner,
and it will be the owner’s responsibility to get the tax bill to the
Failure to receive a tax statement does not
relieve the taxpayer of his/her obligation to pay taxes when due.
It is the obligation of the taxpayer to see
that property is properly described and assessed, and that the
Morgan County Collector has their correct mailing address. The
Morgan County Collector has no authority to make any changes or
additions to the tax statement(s) without the Morgan County
Assessor’s intervention. No changes after December 15.
Taxes must be paid by December 31 of the
current year or be postmarked no later than December 31, to avoid
late charges. All delinquent taxes must be paid before the current
Pursuant to Revised Missouri Statutes Chapter
140, any real estate that has three years delinquent taxes must be
offered for sale to discharge the lien for the delinquent and unpaid
taxes. The delinquent tax sale is held annually, on the
fourth Monday in August.