January 18, 2017
Contact: Mary Enger, Communications Director, 636-949-1856, or 636-443-1008, email@example.com
St. Charles County, Missouri - The St. Charles County Assessor will mail personal property assessment forms by Jan. 27. Assessments are due by March 1.
Individual personal property owners have the option to file online after receiving the assessment form in the mail. The e-filing website and unique secure access code for the individual personal property owner’s account is printed on the form. The e-filing link also is available through the Assessor’s website, http://assessor.sccmo.org. Those who filed online in previous years should note that the unique secure code changes each year.
By state law, personal property assessments must be filed with the Assessor every year. Those who fail to complete their personal property assessment by the March 1 deadline will be charged a late-filing penalty up to $100. Additionally, failing to file a personal property assessment form may delay the ability to renew or register license plates for a vehicle.
“Submitting the form by the deadline is important because it assures a fair and equitable distribution of taxes,” says Scott Shipman, St. Charles County Assessor. “The tax rate for everyone in the county is impacted by those who do not declare their personal property.”
If needed, blank personal property assessment forms can be downloaded from the Assessor’s website. For questions, please call 636-949-7420 or 1-800-822-4012, ext. 7420.