103 West Dakota, Room 2 Butler, MO 64730
Fax: (660) 227-7089
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Monday – Friday (Closed from noon to 1pm)
Welcome to the website of Bates County Office of Collector/Treasurer. We hope you find the information provided helpful in understanding the property tax payment process.
The Office of County Collector is a countywide elected position for a term of four years. Our goal is to serve the citizens of Bates County in a responsible and respectful way, by providing friendly, efficient, progressive, and accountable services while fulfilling our obligation to follow the Statues of the State of Missouri.
The County Collector/Treasurer is responsible for two county offices in Bates County the collection of current and delinquent property taxes for the county and various political subdivisions within the county, which have authorized property tax levies.
The department is also responsible for the accounting and distribution of collections to tax entities such as school, Townships, and health center. The collection of merchant license fees, auctioneer, utility, and levee and railroad taxes are also the responsibility of the County Collector/Treasurer.
The Collector’s office is also responsible for conducting the delinquent real estate tax certificate sale held the fourth Monday of every August. Primary tax records are maintained and held for public use within the Collector’s office.
The Treasurer’s office primarily works with other county officeholders and employees. The Bates County Treasurer is responsible for the distribution of payments as the signatory, keeping records of banking activities and the investment of cash not currently needed. The Treasurer keeps detailed and accurate reports and records of revenue information concerning the County, makes investments and analyzes cash flow management. In addition, the Treasurer’s office writes and disburses several types of checks which include accounts payable checks, jury payroll and operating accounts. The Bates County Treasurer currently manages 35 separate funds and provides the County Clerk Marlene Wainscott with information she needs to balance the budget and produce the annual county financial statement.