Your County Collector, Janet Crow

Welcome to the Howell County Collector homepage. The County Collector's office strives to provide the best service to the taxpayers of Howell County. In saying such, we hope that this site assists you with the necessary information for us to provide the services. As your Howell County Collector, Janet Crow, I want to personally welcome you to this website.

The County Collector is responsible for the collection of current and delinquent Personal and Real property taxes for the various political subdivisions and taxing entities of the county. The collector also collects merchant license fees, and railroad and utility taxes. The collector is charged with the duties of collecting the taxes due, as shown on the County's tax records, and funds collected are distributed monthly to the various taxing entities.

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  • 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 on the 4th Monday in August of each year.
  • 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. To avoid late fees, your payment MUST be 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.

Methods of Payment

  • Pay online by clicking on "Pay Taxes"
  • By telephone dial: 1-800-652-0405(Current Taxes Only)
      Enter County Number: 18
      Enter (PIN) located on the statement that you are paying
  • By Mail
  • Drop Box located outside of the Howell County Office Building
  • In Person (office hours 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

Contact Us

Phone number: (417) 256-4001
Fax number: (417) 257-0090

Office Hours

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

Location & Mailing Address

Howell County Office Building
35 Court Square, Room 201
West Plains, MO 65775