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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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Office Information
Vernon County tax statements are mailed the first week of November and should be received by Thanksgiving. Please inspect your statements and verify the information is correct. If you have not received your statements by Thanksgiving, contact our office. All tax statements are due upon receipt and become delinquent after December 31st. To avoid late fees, be sure that your payment is postmarked no later than December 31st. Payments postmarked after December 31st will be returned unprocessed unless late fees are included. All statements may be paid with one check. We cannot accept incorrect or partial payments. Payment may be made in the main office with cash, personal check or credit card. We also have a satellite office on the ground floor but accept only checks in this location. The Collector has also provided a payment drop box located on the northeast end of the north courthouse parking lot. Drop box payments will be accepted through midnight December 31st with no penalty.
Contact Us
Phone number: (417) 448-2510
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

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