100 W. Church Street Room 301
Ozark, MO 65721-6901
(417) 582-4310 Real Estate & Mapping
(417) 582-4320 Personal Property
(417) 581-3029 Fax
Office Hours: 8:00am to 4:30pm, open during the noon hour
About our office.....
Danny and his staff are responsible for the valuation of all the property within the 564 square miles that comprise Christian County. There are over 35,518 parcels of real estate property and over 32,753 personal property accounts representing the entirety of the taxable property within Christian County. The total assessed value was over $794 million in 2006 increasing to over $984 million in 2011.
The county had a population of 54,285 in 2000 census. According to the 2010 census, the county's population is 77,422 (a 42.6 percentage increase from 2000 census), making it the fastest growing county in Missouri and one of the fastest growing in the nation as the county becomes more suburban as growth continues in Springfield. Its county seat is Ozark. The county was organized in 1859 and is named after William Christian, a Kentucky soldier of the American Revolutionary War.
The Assessor's job is to place value on all taxable real and personal property, within the county as of January 1st, the assessment date set by the State Statute. All county assessors' offices are regulated and overseen by the Missouri State Tax Commission. Monthly visits by field representatives and annual spot reviews of properties, aid them in evaluating the Assessor's compliance with the statue requirements. This includes real estate and personal property of all individuals and businesses.
The assessed value, as determined by the Assessor's office, is a percentage of the market value of the property. The assessment percentage is set by state law and determined by the classification of the property. The classification and assessment rates of real property include Agricultural 12%, Residential 19% and Commercial properties at 32%. The assessed property value is one part of the formula in determining property taxes, with the other factor being a tax rate or levy, which is determined by the various taxing entities and jurisdictions. These include thirteen separate school districts, eight road districts, ten cities, nine fire districts and nine other miscellaneous levy districts such as ambulance, senior citizens, junior college, etc. Presently Christian County receives no property tax levy for operations, depending on sales tax for day to day funding. Shopping locally within the County is the best way to keep your taxes low while maintaining the level of service we all expect and depend upon.
Danny and his staff are glad you visited our site. Please call our office if you have any questions. We are glad to provide you with any help and assistance that you may need. THANK YOU!!!