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CHANGE OF ADDRESS

CHANGE OF ADDRESS2020-11-18T19:36:37-05:00

Anytime you move into Clay County, within Clay County, or out of Clay County, you need to let Clay County know. Please only fill out this form for personal property (non-real estate) tax purposes.

Please note that filling out this form is not sufficient documentation to receive your tax bill if you have never filled out an assessment form before (call 816-407-3500, Personal Property to discuss specifics).

It is not sufficient documentation to void a tax bill you believe to have received by mistake (call 816-407-3200 to discuss specifics).

Leaving Clay County / Prorated Refund2020-01-20T12:05:52-05:00

You are liable for the complete tax amount based on the property you owned on January 1, even if you moved later that year. You pay your taxes in your county of residence on January 1 (of the current year, not of the coming up year).  There is no provision in Missouri law for partial refunds on your tax bill. If you are leaving Clay County (or Missouri), please present your tax receipts when enrolling in your new place of residence.

What else do I need to know?2020-01-20T12:05:52-05:00

If you move into Clay County from another county, you also need to fill out an Assessment List. Please see our New Resident page for more information.

When should I fill out a change of address form?2020-01-20T12:05:52-05:00

Anytime you move into Clay County, within Clay County, or out of Clay County, you need to let Clay County know. Please only fill out this form for personal property (non-real estate) tax purposes.

You also need to notify the Assessor’s office of your old county of residence (if moving into Clay County) or your new county of residence (if moving out of Clay County).

Why should I fill out this form?2020-01-20T12:05:53-05:00

By Missouri law, taxpayers owe taxes based on the property they owned on January 1 of each year. That means, that even if you moved out of county or even out of state , you still owe taxes if you were a resident on January 1. Please understand that you have an obligation to let us know if (and when) your place of residence has changed, so that your assessment forms and tax bills can be sent to you. You are, by state law, responsible for payment of your taxes, including applicable penalties and interest, even if you do not receive a tax bill. Penalties and interest may, by Missouri law, only be waived for personnel on active military duty.

What is required to be put on the tax rolls of Clay County?2020-01-20T12:05:56-05:00

If you are a new resident, or have moved, you need to contact the Clay County Assessor’s Office so that they can put you on the tax rolls.

Personal Property Business Personal Property Real Estate
816-407-3520 816-407-3470 816-407-3500

Tax bills have already been prepared and cannot be redirected at this time. Please use mail forwarding to ensure you receive your bill.

All bills are also available online – click here for instructions.

Please note that Missouri law requires us to mail bills to the address on file with the Assessor when all data is certified (early October). If we mail to that address, and you do not receive your bill for any reason, you will still be responsible for interest and penalties. Unfortunately, we cannot ask the school districts to pay the price for postal errors.

Clay County Change of Address Form

  • We need your daytime phone number so we can reach you if we have questions.
  • Please give us a valid email address if you would like a confirmation email.
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Your Parcel ID helps us locate your tax record more quickly. Unless you are a new Clay County resident, please enter the Parcel ID, without hyphens or periods, if your last tax bill or assessment list is handy.