Your County Collector, Phil Couch

Welcome to the Vernon County Collector homepage. We, at the County Collector's office, strive to provide the best service to the taxpayers of Vernon County. In saying such, we hope that this site assists you with the necessary information for us to provide the services. As your Vernon County Collector, Phil Couch, I would personally like to welcome you to this website.

The County Collector is a countywide elected office with a four-year term. Your County Collector was elected in the 1984 elections.

The primary function of the County Collector is the collection of personal and real estate taxes for the various taxing entities of the county. The collector also collects merchant license fees and utility and railroad taxes. The collector is charged with the duties of collecting the taxes due, as shown on the Assessor's records, and then distributing the funds to the various taxing entities.

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Responsibilities

  • 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.

Office Information

    Personal and Real Estate tax statements are mailed in November of each year. Please inspect your statements to verify that all information is correct, including mailing address, all vehicles and legal land descriptions. All tax statements are due upon receipt and become delinquent after December 31st. Payments can be made in person, by mail or online at this website. All statements may be paid with one check. Partial payment cannot be accepted. Payment may be made with cash, personal check, money order or credit card. To avoid late fees, be sure your payment is postmarked no later than December 31st. Payments postmarked after December 31st will be returned unprocessed unless late fees are included. If you do not receive your statement by the end of November, please contact our office immediately. Failure to receive a statement does not relieve the taxpayer's obligation to pay taxes and any penalty and interest that may apply.

Contact Us

Phone number: (417) 448-2510
http://www.vernoncountycollector.com

Office Hours

Monday thru Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Our Office is open during the noon hour in November and December.
The Collector's office observes state holidays.

Location & Mailing Address

Vernon County Collector
100 W. Cherry Room 10
Nevada, MO 64772
courthouse