Auditor Galloway releases review of 2017 property tax rates

Report outlines local rates, finds compliance among taxing authorities
November 29, 2017

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has released her office's annual review of local property tax rates for all taxing authorities in Missouri. The State Auditor's Office reviews rates 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 2017, staff reviewed 4,813 property tax rates of 2,799 taxing authorities. This is the third year since the State Auditor's Office began reviewing property tax rates in 1985 that no taxing authorities levied a tax rate above the tax rate certified; the previous two instances were in 2015 and 2016.

The complete review of 2017 property tax rates is available online here

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