Collector - Real Estate Tax Department

Deadline for Paying your Property Taxes is December 31

Employees who don't pay by the deadline are subject to disciplinary action

November 9, 2020 | 2 min reading time

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Property Taxes Due by December 31st

Tens of thousands of tax bills will be mailed to property owners in the City of St. Louis in early November. The deadline for paying your real estate and personal property tax bills is December 31st. As City employees, we are obligated to pay our taxes in full and on time.

Department of Personnel Administrative Regulation No. 137 states that "City employees, because of the public nature of their employment, are held to high standards of compliance with these tax laws by the general public. These standards of compliance are perfectly proper and shall be the standards against which City employees are measured. Employees who don't pay [by Dec. 31st] are subject to disciplinary action."

We have made more payment options available to continually improve customer service. We hope you will take advantage of them and pay your tax bills by December 31st.

Credit and debit cards are now accepted. Other payment options include our telephone hotline (1-800-2PAYTAX) available through December 31st, the website, in person in Room 109 in City Hall, and the mobile app, PayItSt.Louis. "PayIt St. Louis," the Collector of Revenue's app, is available for download in the Google Play and Apple Store. With this app, you may pay your Personal Property and Real Estate taxes as well as your Water/Refuse bill from your mobile device. PayIt St. Louis provides a secure and convenient way to pay. Debit and credit cards will incur a convenience fee. Personal checks will not be accepted for delinquent taxes.

If you are looking for a way to budget for these annual taxes, inquire about our "Pre-Pay" program. This initiative allows individuals to make deposits towards future tax liabilities throughout the year in an effort to make the process as convenient as possible. More information can be found by calling (314) 622-4105.

Taxpayers are able to print their previous and current year personal property tax paid receipts online. We hope this new convenience will help taxpayers maintain their records. Please visit

My staff in the office is thoroughly prepared for a robust property tax season. We look forward to serving you and all the taxpayers of the City of St. Louis!

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