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Cedar County Collector of Revenue

Lisa Nelson


What are the Duties of the County Collector?

The Cedar County Collector of Revenue is an elected official responsible for collecting current and delinquent property taxes for political subdivisions within the county.  These are state approved property tax levies.  The Collector is bonded.  We strive to serve the taxpayers of Cedar County with friendly service and updated technology.

The Collector is Responsible for:

  • Collecting and distributing railroad and utilities, real estate, and personal property taxes.
  • Bankruptcy Payments
  • Pre-pay Payments
  • Mailing of Real Estate and Personal Property Tax Statements
  • Mortgage Company Payments
  • Issuing Merchants Licenses
  • Conducting delinquent land tax sale the fourth Monday of August each year
  • Issuing certificate of purchase, tax sale redemption and tax sale issues.


About Your Taxes

Real Estate and Personal Property taxes are levied annually and the statements are mailed out in November.  Tax Payments are due by December 31st of each year, if paying by mail the postmark determines the month paid.  Payments postmarked received after December 31st must include penalty and interest charges.  If a tax bill is not received by December 1st, please contact the collector's office at 417.276.6700 Ext. 224.  Failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve the obligation to pay taxes and applicable late fees.  If you are paying taxes after December 31st, please refer to the delinquent payment chart on the right side of the statement.

Real Estate Taxes:

The tax liability on real estate remains with the property.

Personal Property Taxes:

Taxes are assessed as of January 1st.  Taxes are due for the entire year regardless if the property is no longer owned or has been moved from Cedar County.  State law requires that personal property taxes be paid before license plates on a vehicle can be issued or renewed.  The Department of Revenue, License Bureau accepts a paid tax receipt to verify that taxes have been paid.

Pre-Pay Statements: 

Prepay statements are based on last years tax amount. There will be nine equal installments with the final installment being the balance of the tax due. Cut-off date for monthly payment is September 30. Please send only the amount shown as the monthly payment or you can make more than one payment at a time just double the amount of the monthly payment. Your regular statement that comes out around the 1st of November will show the amount that has been prepaid and the balance due. Regular statements will need to be paid by December 31st in order to prevent penalty.

If interested, feel free to contact the Collector's office during business hours. 


Cedar County Collector

Lisa Nelson

113 South Street

PO Box 280

Stockton, MO 65785

Tel: 417.276.6700 ext. 224

Fax: 417.276.4658

Located on Courthouse Main Floor Rm.#1


Beverly Stockstill, Deputy Collector


Office Hours

8:00am to 4:00pm
Monday - Friday
(Closed most state and federal holidays)
*Watch for extended hours during November and December



Need a property assessment or an assessment waiver?

Contact the

Cedar County Assessor


Need a copy of a deed?

Contact the

Cedar County Recorder's Office


Taxes are due December 31st each year


Drivers License and Date of Birth on ALL CHECKS.   2019 and older bills

must be cashiers check or money order or cash NO PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED ON 2 year old taxes.


Missouri law dictates that any "delinquent" real estate and personal property taxes owed, from previous years, must be paid first before the "current" taxes may be paid.

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