Greene County 2014 Personal Property and Business Assessments mailed.
The 2014 Personal Property and Business Personal Property lists were mailed to Greene County residents and business owners on December 31, 2013. Missouri law (Section 137.115 RSMo) requires owners to declare all taxable personal and business property to the assessor, including motor vehicles, boats, trailers, livestock, farm machinery, personal property (non real estate), mobile homes and business-related equipment. The assessment lists are the basis of the 2014 personal and business property tax bills, which county residents and business owners receive from the collector in November.
The personal property lists will contain a listing of the personal property assessed in 2013. Taxpayers should carefully review the list to determine its accuracy. If the list contains items the taxpayer did not own on January 1, 2014, the item should be crossed off the list. If items that were owned on January 1, 2014 do not appear on the list, they should be added on the appropriate lines located below the printed list. If the property list has not changed, the owner should check the “NO Changes to Above List” box, then sign, date and return the list.
Business lists are not preprinted with information from 2013.
Both personal property and business assessment lists must be returned to the Assessor’s Office no later than March 1 to avoid late penalties, which range from $10 to $100 depending on the amount of assessed value of the property.
Residents and business owners who have not received an assessment list by January 24 should call the Greene County Assessor’s Office at (417) 868-4101 or visit the Historic Greene County Courthouse, 940 N. Boonville Ave., Room 37, in Springfield.
The assessor now provides online personal property assessment filing of individual personal property accounts. Business personal property reporting will not be available until 2015. If interested, please access the Online Assessment tab on the assessor website, www.greenecountymo.org/assessor. Instructions are provided to properly submit your personal property online. By reporting your data using this method you WILL NOT receive the standard long form assessment list for Personal Property in the mail next year, but will receive a postcard and email with your online identification number.
Please remember the Beacon website is available to answer most of your questions regarding property address, location, ownership, taxing district, school district, section, township and range, along with maps. Our Beacon website is updated nightly so ownership should be current, depending on when the property was purchased. Maps in beacon come with a List of layers that can be selected for information such as Lot numbers in Subdivisions, School and Fire districts and City limits. There are also many tools available, such as measuring tools, buffers and lots of other features that are free to use as well.