MEET YOUR COUNTY COLLECTOR

JAYNE HELTON WILLIAMS

                     

 

A COUNTY-WIDE ELECTED OFFICE WITH A FOUR YEAR TERM, THE COLLECTOR’S POSITION IS HELD BY JAYNE HELTON WILLIAMS.  MRS. WILLIAMS HAS BEEN THE COUNTY COLLECTOR SINCE 1999.

 

THE MARIES COUNTY COLLECTOR OF REVENUE IS THE ELECTED OFFICIAL RESPONSIBLE FOR COLLECTING CURRENT AND DELINQUENT PROPERTY TAXES FOR THE COUNTY AND VARIOUS POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS WITHIN THE COUNTY WHICH HAVE CERTIFIED PROPERTY TAX LEVIES.

 

THE COLLECTOR IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCOUNTING AND DISTRIBUTION OF COLLECTIONS TO 23 TAX ENTITIES SUCH AS SCHOOL, LIBRARY, AMBULANCE, ROADS AND FIRE DISTRICTS.  THE COLLECTOR ALSO COLLECTS MERCHANT LICENSE FEES.

 

BY LAW, THE COLLECTOR MUST USE LEGAL MEANS TO COLLECT DELINQUENT TAXES. THE COLLECTOR’S OFFICE PROVIDES SERVICES RELATING TO PROCESSING TAX PAYMENTS FROM ESCROWED ACCOUNTS HELD BY MORTGAGE HOLDERS ON BEHALF OF REAL ESTATE OWNERS.  PRIMARY TAX RECORDS ARE MAINTAINED AND HELD FOR PUBLIC USE WITHIN THE COLLECTOR’S OFFICE.

 

IMPORTANT LINKS     Registration Renewal

 

OFFICE INFORMATION

 

TAX BILLS ARE MAILED THE FIRST PART OF NOVEMBER AND DUE UPON RECEIPT OF THE TAX BILL, BUT NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 31 EACH YEAR.  THE POSTMARK DETERMINES THE TIMELINESS OF PAYMENT.  FOR EXAMPLE, A PAYMENT MAILED AND POSTMARKED ON DECEMBER 29 IS CONSIDERED PAID ON TIME EVEN THOUGH THE COLLECTOR’S OFFICE DOES NOT RECEIVE THE PAYMENT UNTIL JANUARY 2.  IF A TAX BILL IS NOT RECEIVED BY THE SECOND WEEK IN DECEMBER, CONTACT MY OFFICE.  FAILURE TO RECEIVE A TAX BILL DOES NOT RELIEVE THE OBLIGATION TO PAY TAXES AND APPLICABLE LATE FEES.  TAXES NOT PAID IN FULL ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER 31 WILL ACCRUE PENALTIES AND LATE FEES.

 

NOTICE TO CREDIT/DEBIT CARD USERS

 

YOUR CARD MUST BE PRESENT IN MY OFFICE TO VERIFY ITS VALIDITY OR MAY USE YOUR CREDIT/DEBIT VIA TELEPHONE OR WEBSITE. PLEASE CALL #877-690-3729 WHICH GOES DIRECTLY TO MY PAYMENT PROCESSING CENTER. YOU WILL BE ASKED FOR A JURISDICTION CODE WHICH IS 3554 OR VISIT www.billpayit.com/mariescomotaxweb YOU WILL ALSO BE ASKED FOR THE TAX BILL # WHICH IS LOCATED IN THE UPPER RIGHT-HAND CORNER OF YOUR TAX BILL. PLEASE HAVE YOU TAS BILL(S) IN FRONT OF YOU WHEN MAKING YOUR PAYMENT. I WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTING CREDIT/DEBIT CARD PAYMENTS OVER THE PHONE IN MY OFFICE DUE TO THE LIABILITY ISSUES AT RISK. THERE IS A CONVENIENCE FEE OF 2.5% WHICH APPLIES TO ALL CREDIT/DEBIT CARD TRANSACTIONS. THIS CONVENIENCE FEE IS NOT RETAINED BY THE COLLECTOR OR THE COUNTY. PHONE AND WEBSITE PAYMENTS ARE RECEIPTED WITHIN TWO BUSINESS DAYS. CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS ARE NOT ACCEPTED BY TAXPAYERS MAKING INSTALLMENTS ON CURRENT REAL ESTATE TAXES.

 

CONTACT US  

 

JAYNE HELTON WILLIAMS, COLLECTOR

PO BOX 71

VIENNA MO  65582

 

EMAIL:  Jayne@mariesco.org

PHONE:  573-422-3343, Option 7

 

FAX:  573-422-6884                                                                                  

 

 

 

 

 

OFFICE HOURS

 

MONDAY – FRIDAY

8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.

(CLOSED ALL STATE HOLIDAYS)

 

 

LOCATION & DIRECTIONS

 

211 4TH STREET, VIENNA  MO  65582

 

Click Here For Directions

 

 

 

JAYNE HELTON WILLIAMS

COLLECTOR OF REVENUE

MARIES COUNTY COURTHOUSE

PO BOX 71

VIENNA MO  65582

 

573-422-3343 EXT 115

573-422-6884 FAX

Jayne@mariesco.org