Ozark County’s tax statements have been mailed, are due back at the end of the year

Ozark County Collector Darla Sullivan says the county’s annual tax statements have been mailed to most area residents, with the exception of a few statements that are being held back pending the transfer of ownership of property. 

The deadline to pay 2023 taxes without penalty in person is Friday, Dec. 29. Mailed payments that are postmarked by Dec. 31 are also accepted. All changes or discrepancies in tax bills must be made through the assessor’s office by Dec. 29, Sullivan said.

The collector’s website, www.ozarkcountycollector.com, is a quick and efficient way to pay taxes at the residents’ convenience, she said. Payments can be made there by electronic check or with a credit or debit card. 

The most economical way to pay through the website is to use the echeck feature, which incurs a $1.75 charge. To use an echeck, residents input their checking account number and bank routing number, which are printed at the bottom of any personal checks. 

The fee for using debit cards is $4, while the fee for credit cards is 2.45 percent of the total tax due, with a minimum $1.55. 

Sullivan says if residents have not received their tax statement yet, it could be due to a wrong address, which results in the statements being returned to the collector’s office, or to the non-assessment of personal property. 

Sullivan says residents should be aware that the collector’s office is open regular business hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, up until Dec. 29. It will be closed regularly scheduled Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 30-31. The collector’s office is located on the basement level of the Ozark County Courthouse. 

Ozark County Times

504 Third Steet
PO Box 188
Gainesville, MO 65655

Phone: (417) 679-4641
Fax: (417) 679-3423