Your County Collector, James W. Otey

Welcome to the Newton County Collector's on line payment and tax look-up website. Newton County Collector James W. (Jim) Otey was sworn into office March 3, 2003.

Jim came to office with the promise of placing an increased emphasis on customer service and the creation of this website is the latest step towards that goal. Also, his office has created a one page tax information guide provided to area title companies to explain the tax process to new home owners. A more in depth version was created and is available free of charge at the counter.

In an effort to increase collection efficiency, Jim has led the way to an increase in technology through computerized check-outs, automated payments, and with the creation of this site the ability to obtain your tax amounts and pay your taxes online.

Jim and his staff are responsible for the collection of Real Estate and Personal Property taxes, Merchant Licenses, and the collection of Railroad and Utility taxes.

Each month the Collector's office deposits collections into the county treasury for disbursement to tax entities such as schools, libraries, ambulance and fire districts, and special road districts among others.

Jim and his staff conduct the day to day operations of the office as required by Missouri statutes.

Jim hopes you find this site both informative and useful and your comments and suggestions are appreciated.

Responsibilities

  • The primary function of the County Collector is the collection of personal and real estate taxes for the various taxing entities of the county.
  • Prepares separate tax statements for: Personal Property (cars, trucks, boats, etc.); Real Estate (residential, commercial, agricultural); Utilities(railroad, electric, gas lines, etc.).
  • Provides Merchant Licenses to appropriate businesses or persons.
  • Conducts delinquent tax sale in August.
  • Collector is charged with the duties of collecting the taxes due, as shown on the Assessor's records, and then distributes the funds monthly to the various taxing entities.

Office Information

    Assessment forms for Personal Property tax are mailed by the Assessor's office in January and due by March 1st. Tax bills are based on those forms and mailed to residents November 1st. Bills become delinquent as of midnight December 31st. Any envelope with a December 31st postmark will be considered paid on time.

    Real Estate bills are also mailed to residents on November 1st. They become delinquent at midnight December 31st.

    As per Missouri Law we honor all 31st or earlier post marks as paid on time.

    If you have not received your statement by the end of November please contact our office immediately. Failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve the obligation to pay taxes and any penalty and interest that may apply.

Contact Us

Collector's Office Phone Number: (417) 451-8217
Collector's Office Fax Number: (417) 451-8205
Collector's Office Email: nccollector@swbell.net
http://www.newtoncountycollector.com

Office Hours

Newton County Collector's office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30-5:00 (open through the lunch hour).

Location & Mailing Address

Newton County Collector of Revenue
101 S. Wood, Ste 203
P.O. Box 296
Neosho, MO 64850-0296
courthouse