Attention: After Dec. 1, 2016, checks or credit cards will not be accepted for payment of delinquent taxes. Cash and cashier's checks must be used.
DON'T FORGET: FINAL INSTALLMENT DUE DATE FOR 2015 TAXES PAYABLE IN 2016 IS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21. OUR OFFICE HOURS ARE 8:00 TO 4:00 PM. IF PAYING IN OUR OFFICE, EXPECT DELAYS. WE WILL WORK AS QUICKLY AND EFFICIENTLY AS POSSIBLE. TAXES ALSO MAY BE PAID BY MAIL, IN MOST JACKSON COUNTY BANKS, AND ONLINE BY CREDIT CARD.
THE 1.5% PENALTY ON THE FIRST INSTALLMENT IF UNPAID WILL INCREASE TO 3%, AND THE PENALTY ON THE UNPAID SECOND INSTALLMENT WILL BE 1.5% UNTIL NOVEMBER 21. AT THAT TIME THE PENALTIES WILL INCREASE BY 1.5%. TAX SALES THIS YEAR ON BOTH REAL ESTATE PROPERTY AND MOBILE HOMES WILL BE ON JANUARY 5.
JACKSON COUNTY TAX BILLS FOR 2015 PAYABLE IN 2016 WERE MAILED ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 11. THE FIRST DUE DATE IS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2016. THE SECOND AND FINAL DUE DATE IS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21.
Call our office to see how you can make pre-payments for taxes to be paid in 2016!
Jackson County taxpayers are invited to participate in the Monthly Prepay Program for tax bills due in 2016. Be sure to contact our office at 618-687-7350 for information on completing a registration form. This registration form is necessary to become involved in the Monthly Prepay Program.
Click this link for a copy of the form
After registering you will receive coupons which must be sent along with payments.
We are now accepting prepay payments for the upcoming tax cycle, you may send in your payments along with one of the coupons at any time. The coupons must accompany any payment you send. Remember, you do not have to send the exact amount of coupon, we will accept any amount that you want to send.
Duties of Treasurer's Office
The Jackson County Treasurer's Office is the banker for Jackson County. Upon receipt of the collector books from the county clerk, the county collector prepares tax bills for all real estate taxes within the county and mails them to owners of record. The distribution of tax receipts are then made to the various taxing districts during the collection period. Along with the collection of real estate taxes, the county treasurer also collects the mobile home local service tax and administrates for the Department of Revenue the Senior Citizens Real Estate Tax Deferral Program.
In addition, the Treasurer's Office is responsible for refunding of duplicate or over payments, issuing of error refunds, annual and scavenger tax sales for delinquent properties, the accounting and auditing of collections and distributions.
The Treasurer's Office also keeps the records and approve the investments for many of the accounts needed for the county's general operations.