Methods of Payment

Mailed payments must be postmarked no later than December 31. Payments postmarked after that date will be assessed late penalties. The entire amount due must be paid before a receipt is issued.

You may now conveniently pay your property taxes online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Conveniently Pay Online 24/7/365
You may pay online using your Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit card. There is a convenience fee of 2.5% of the total tax bill that is charged to each transaction processed online. The convenience fee is charged and retained by the payment processing company to use the company's services. The Cole County Collector's office does not charge or retain any of these fees. You can also use your non-Pin based debit card to pay your taxes online; however, they will be processed like a credit card and the 2.5% convenience fee will be applied.

Echeck
Echeck is a method of payment used by the taxpayer in which funds are automatically deducted from the taxpayers' bank account; similar to how a debit card works. There is a convenience fee of $2.75 for each echeck transaction. The convenience fee is charged and retained by the payment processing company for using the company's services. The Cole County Collector's office does not charge or retain any of these fees.

Pay your property taxes by phone by calling 573-681-6386, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You must have your property tax bill number ready to use this service.
  • Press option 2 - pay personal property taxes
  • Your tax account number for Cole County Personal Property Tax
  • Continue to follow the prompts to pay your tax bills.
  • After authorization of your payment, you will be given a confirmation number that you should keep for your records.
  • There is a convenience fee of 2.5% of the total tax bill that is charged to each transaction processed through this service if paying by credit card. If paying by echeck, there is also a convenience fee of $2.75 for each transaction. The convenience fees are charged and retained by the payment processing company to use the company's services. The Cole County Collector's office does not charge or retain any of these fees.
Other Payment Methods
The Collector’s office accepts tax payments by cash, personal check, cashier's check, bank draft, money order or credit cards. A single check may be written for multiple bills of personal property and real estate, if the total of the bills are added correctly. Please do not send cash through the mail.

Drop Box
A drop box is located at the 311 E High Street at the entrance of the Cole County Courthouse Annex Building for your convenience. Payments may be placed in the drop box up until midnight, December 31.

Credit Cards
As a convenience to our taxpayers the Collector’s office now accepts Discover and MasterCard credit cards for payment of taxes in the office. All credit card companies charge a fee for the convenience of allowing credit cards to be used. This fee is charged to your credit card when you pay your taxes by credit card. This fee is not retained by the collector or the county. Therefore, no tax dollars are used to subsidize the convenience of using a credit card to pay property taxes.