Your County Collector, Anita DunkleWelcome to the Monroe County Collector homepage. We, at the Monroe County Collector's office, strive to provide the best service to the taxpayers of Monroe County. In saying such, we hope that this site assists you with the necessary information for us to provide the services. As your Monroe County Collector, Anita Dunkle, I would personally like to welcome you to this website.
Anita Dunkle, Monroe County Collector, was elected as county collector in 2002 and took office in March 2003. She has worked in the collector's office since 1987 as deputy collector. Anita has one full-time deputy, Jackie Sutton, and one part-time deputy, Linda Hogan, who works from November through mid January.
The Monroe County Collector of Revenue is the elected official who is responsible for 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 collector must use any legal means to collect delinquent taxes.
The Collector is responsible for the accounting and distribution of collection for tax entities such as schools, roads, cities, library and fire districts. The collector also collects merchant license fees. Tax records are maintained and held for public use within the collector's office.
- The primary function of the County Collector is the collection of personal and real estate taxes for the various taxing entities of the county.
- Prepares separate tax statements for: Personal Property (cars, trucks, boats, etc.); Real Estate (residential, commercial, agricultural); Utilities(railroad, electric, gas lines, etc.).
- Provides Merchant Licenses to appropriate businesses or persons.
- Conducts delinquent tax sale in August.
- Collector is charged with the duties of collecting the taxes due, as shown on the Assessor's records, and then distributes the funds monthly to the various taxing entities.
Real estate and personal property tax are levied anually and due December 31st each year.
The postmark determines the timeliness of payment. The Collector's office mails tax bills during
November of each year. If a tax bill is not received by the second week in December, contact the
collector's office at (660) 327-4320. Failure to receive a tax bill does NOT relieve the obligation
to pay taxes and the applicable late fees. Taxes not paid in full on or before December 31st
will accrue penalties, which can be as high as 25% during the first year of delinquency.
There is a gray drop box located at the south door of the Monroe County Courthouse to allow
taxpayers the convenience of paying their taxes after hours and a paid receipt will be mailed to
them. Payment may be made either online or in the office with cash, personal check or money order. Duplicate paid tax
receipts are available from the collector for $1.00 each and may be obtained in person or by mail.
Phone Number: (660) 327-4320
Fax Number: (660) 327-5063
Monday thru Friday, 8:00am til 4:30pm.
Our office is open during the noon hour.
The Monroe County Collector's office observes state holidays.
Location & Mailing Address
Monroe County Collector
300 N. Main, Rm 101
Paris, MO 65275