Declare Your Personal Property

Declare your personal property online, by mail, or in person by April 1st and avoid a 10% assessment penalty.

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Overview

2019 Individual Personal Property Declarations are mailed in January. 

All City of St. Louis taxpayers with tangible property are mandated by State law to file a list of all taxable tangible personal property by April 1st of each year with the Assessor's Office.

Return or file the Declaration by April 1st and avoid a 10% assessment penalty.

Tax assessments are predicated on 33 1/3% of true value.

The assessment is made as of January 1 for the current year's tax.

 

Instructions

There are several methods to file a declaration of personal property:

By Mail

  1. Review and updated the Tangible Personal Property Tax Return form mailed to you.
  2. Note changes of name or address if any occurred
  3. Sign and date the form and include day time phone number
  4. Return the updated and signed form using the self-addressed stamped envelop that was included in your mailing. If lost, mail to:

    Office of the Assessor
    116-117 City Hall
    1200 Market St.
    St. Louis, MO 63103

    or go in person.

  5. To obtain a receipt as proof that a declaration was filed, enclose a self-addressed stamped envelop.

In-Person

  1. Complete the Tangible Personal Property Tax Return form mailed to you and update as needed,
    or
    If you don't have the mailed form download the appropriate blank form(s) - individual or business and update as needed.
  2. Bring the forms in person to: 

Office of the Assessor
116-117 City Hall
1200 Market St.
St. Louis, MO 63103

  1. If you don't have the forms, tell the staff what you want to do and they will help you get what you need to file.

Online

As of January 2019 you may begin to declare your personal property using an online submission form. You will be asked to:

  1. Enter your Account Number and PIN 

    Your Account Number and PIN can be found on the notice you received from the St. Louis City Assessor's office
  2. Start with the "Begin online" button below and sign in.

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Fees

There are no fees associated with filing a declaration of personal property.

What to Expect

  • When filed by April 1st there will be no penalty.
  • Updated tangible personal property records.
  • A 10 % assessment penalty will be added to the assessment bill when declaration is submitted after April 1st.

Additional Information

Appeals from assessed valuations on tangible personal property maybe made to the Board of Equalization.

Request for an appeal must be made by the taxpayer, in writing, on or before the second Monday in July.

Contact

Assessor - Personal Property Assessment and Records

(314) 622-4171

1200 Market St
Rooms 115 & 117
St. Louis, Mo 63103

Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Contact the Assessor - Personal Property Assessment and Records

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