01/29/2024 - Jefferson City, MO
Missouri State Auditor Scott
Fitzpatrick has released his office's annual review of local property tax
rates. The State Auditor's Office has reviewed rates each year since 1985 to
determine whether they are compliant with state law and to monitor rate
adjustments to ensure revenue neutrality, as required by law. The office does
not make recommendations on property tax rates or increases.
The report provides property tax
rates reported to the State Auditor's Office for local government entities,
such as cities, counties, and school and fire districts. In 2023, staff
reviewed 4,846 property tax rates of 2,804 taxing authorities. For the ninth
year in a row -- and the ninth year overall -- the State Auditor's Office found
that no taxing authorities levied a tax rate that exceeded the certified tax
The complete review of 2023 property
tax rates is available here.