The Perry County Collector’s Office has received numerous phone calls from individuals claiming they have not received their annual tax bill in the mail.
Perry County Collector Dena Preston said annual tax statements were mailed on November 9, which means they’ve had more than a month to reach their destination through USPS, allowing ample time for bills to be received and paid by the December 31 deadline.
“Anyone who has not received a tax bill who thinks they should have needs to contact the collector’s office as soon as possible,” Preston said. “We have no way of knowing if the mail service delivered or if they didn’t until we are contacted by the taxpayer.”
Tax bills can also be viewed online through Perry County’s website at www.perrycountymo.us under the Tax Collection Information tab found on the home page.
“Taxpayers can search by name, or business name online to make sure their bill has been tabulated,” Preston said.
Individuals who have not received a tax bill and cannot locate a tax bill online who own personal property may have overlooked submitting an assessment form to the Perry County Assessor’s Office. They should contact the assessor’s office to investigate.
Tax bills are due by midnight on December 31. Customers can submit their tax payments in person Monday thru Friday, 8 am – 5 pm at the Perry County Collector’s office located at 321 N. Main St. STE 4, Perryville MO or via mail at the same address. They may also deposit the payment in one of two after hours drop boxes located on either side of the building. Customers can also pay online through the Perry County website at perrycollector.com/payments/infonew.aspx, or over the phone at 1-877-690-3729, jurisdiction code 3502. Fees will apply.
Preston wants to remind customers that statutorily, failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve the obligation to pay taxes on time.
The Collector’s office will be closed Monday December 25 and Tuesday, December 26 in observation of the Christmas holiday, however, the DRIVE THRU located on the north side of the Perry County Administration Building will be open on Saturday, December 30, 8 am – Noon.