HOW TO USE THE PROPERTY TAX BILLING PORTAL

HOW TO USE THE PROPERTY TAX BILLING PORTAL2018-10-17T13:12:47-05:00

How to Access the Billing Portal:

  1. Click here to open our billing portal in a new window
    (can also be accessed via red BILL/RECEIPT button at top of all pages).
  2. Type your full last name.
  3. Type only the first several letters of your first name (no middle initial).
  4. Click the green Submit button.
clay county missouri property tax receipt billing portal

Choose only ONE search method (name OR address OR parcel number).
Too much information confuses the database.

What Can I Do With the Billing Portal?

Once you click on the blue parcel number link, you will be taken to the tax bill for that parcel. On this page, you can:

How to Pay Your Bill

How to Print Receipts

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I get a receipt for last year’s taxes?2017-11-16T10:27:03-05:00

At the top of our home page is a red button labeled “Pay Bill/Receipts.”  Click that box to go to our billing and receipts portal.  The best way to search the portal is to use ONLY your last name and first name.  When you find your account and get to the account detail page, scroll to the bottom of the page, and you will see blue links to past receipts.

May I pay personal and real estate tax with one check?2017-04-03T19:38:33-05:00

Yes. Please be sure to add them correctly and send the exact amount due. Be sure to include all payment stubs and write all bill numbers on your check.

Where do I send payments, and who do I make the check payable to ?2017-03-29T17:54:48-05:00

All payments, at all times of year, should be mailed to:

Lydia McEvoy, Collector
1 Courthouse Square
Liberty, Missouri 64068.

Checks should be made payable to “Lydia McEvoy, Collector.”

Do you accept partial payments?2017-03-29T17:54:48-05:00

We now accept partial payments at both office locations, through the mail, and online. Payments are always applied to the oldest debt first.  Interest and a penalty will continue to accrue on the unpaid balance.  Making a partial payment will not prevent your property from being sold at the tax sale, nor will it stay any litigation related to collection of delinquent taxes. Please note that all amounts appearing on your personal property bill must be paid in full before the County will give you a paid receipt for use at the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Why are the fees for paying online so high?2017-03-29T17:54:48-05:00
Please note that the fees charged by our online payment processor ARE NOT PAID to Clay County.  They are charged by the bank that processes our payments, and are not something we can control, or waive. For the first time this year, we are using part of our own office budget to pay the e-check fee so that you have a free option to pay online.
While they appear high, transaction fees are typically factored into the purchase price by merchants, and paid regardless of whether customers use a credit card or not. Clay County has no legal authority to do the same, and so transaction fees may not reduce the amount owed to the taxing entities of Clay County. It is your choice whether to pay online, or whether to pay by mail, in person, using your own online bill pay, or by drop box.
What are the fees for paying with a credit or debit card, or using an e-check?2017-08-02T12:29:24-05:00

YOU CANNOT GET AN IMMEDIATE RECEIPT TO USE AT THE DMV UNLESS YOU PAY IN PERSON AT OUR OFFICE LOCATIONS.

These are credit card processing fees and apply to both online and in-office payments.

Debit CardsFREE
Credit Cards (we accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express)2.45%, no minimum
E-Check (use the routing and account number from the bottom of your check)FREE

What are acceptable methods of payment?2017-03-29T17:54:48-05:00

Currently we accept cash, check, money orders, and cashiers checks.  We accept debit card, credit card, and e-check payments online. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. If you pay in person with a paper check, the person presenting the check must present a current driver’s license, and must be authorized to sign the check.  Please do not mail cash.

Your online system previously required a PIN number for payment. Where do I find it?2017-03-29T17:54:48-05:00

You no longer need a PIN number to pay online.

How can I see online what I owe? Can I pay my taxes online?2017-03-29T17:54:48-05:00

Go to https://collector.claycountymo.gov/ and type in your LAST NAME and FIRST NAME only. On this site, you can see your current balance, payment history, pay online using credit card or e-check (3rd party convenience fees apply). You may also print your current and past tax receipts online. This is the website where you will return to print your paid receipt after 12:00 noon on the next business day AFTER you paid online.

How do I avoid paying late fees?2017-03-29T17:33:45-05:00

Please be sure that your payment is postmarked no later than December 31st. Payments postmarked after December 31st will accrue a 7% penalty and interest at a rate of 1.5% per month.  County offices will be closed all weekends, Thanksgiving and the Friday after, on Christmas Day, and on New Year’s Day. Sometimes, there are additional closures during the holiday season or due to dangerous weather conditions. Please call 816-407-3200 before you come to verify that the office is open.  You may also deposit your payment in our external drop boxes 24 hours a day, and these boxes will be emptied in a timely manner at the end of the year.  Payments deposited after midnight December 31 will be considered LATE under Missouri law.  If you use a bill payment system, or any other method of payment delivery, please note that these payments are often sent to our office without a postmark. Online bill payments that come to our office without a valid postmark will be posted as of the date printed on the check. ONLINE BILL PAY SERVICES DO NOT PROCESS CHECKS THE SAME DAY YOU REQUEST. Do not request a payment date of December 31 if you plan to pay on time. MANY POST OFFICES NO LONGER POSTMARK MAIL ON THE SAME DAY IT IS DROPPED AT THEIR LOCATION, AND MANY NO LONGER HAND CANCEL MAIL. Please do not wait until December 31 to submit payment in any form.