Property Taxes

Important Notice
You will receive 1 property tax bill and 1 personal property tax bill for your City of Liberty and Clay County taxes. All tax payments, current and delinquent, should be paid to Clay County.

You may pay your tax bills:
  • In person or by mail:
    Clay County Courthouse
    1 Courthouse Square
    Liberty, MO 64068
  • Online
Tax bills are mailed out in November of each year and are due December 31.
Upon receipt, if you have questions regarding the combined 2014 taxes on your bill from the County, please contact the Clay County Collector’s office at 816-407-3200.

County tax bills, including the City portion, also are now available online through the Clay County Collector's Office.

If you are delinquent on your 2013 or earlier City of Liberty taxes, they have been added to the combined 2014 tax bill. If you have questions or concerns related to the amount listed for the City of Liberty 2012 or earlier delinquent taxes, please contact the City of Liberty Finance Department at 816.439.4458. If you have questions about 2013 delinquent taxes, please contact the Clay County Collector’s office at 816-407-3200.

What do my City property taxes fund?
Property taxes support the general services such as police, fire, emergency medical services, street maintenance, engineering and planning, senior citizen programs, and park maintenance and recreation programs.

How much is my property tax?
The City of Liberty property tax levy is $0.9747 per $100 assessed valuation, this includes $0.8287 for the City's General Fund and $0.1640 for Liberty Parks & Recreation. The assessed valuation is provided from the Clay County Assessor’s Office by requirements of the Missouri State Statutes. For answers to questions concerning the assessed value, call 816-407-3500.

The assessed value for personal property, such as vehicles, is 33 1/3% of market value. Real estate property assessed value is 19% for residential, 32% for commercial and 12% for agricultural property.

The property tax levies for Liberty citizens for all government entities are the following:
Government Entity
2015
2014
City 0.9747
1.0080
  • City - General Fund
0.8287 0.8570
  • City - Parks and Recreation
0.1460 0.1510
County Road and Bridge 0.0800 0.0800
County General 0.0839 0.1000
Liberty School District 6.4550 6.4550
Senior Citizens 0.0491 0.0499
Hospital District 0.1483 0.1500
Library 0.3146 0.3200
Health 0.0985 0.1000
Mental Health 0.0969 0.1032
Developmental Disabilities 0.1144 0.1162
State Levy 0.0300 0.0300
Total per $100 assessed value 8.4454 8.5123