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 lender.
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 year tax. 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.