About Personal Property

Personal property declaration info, examples of tangible personal property, tax rates and more

1200 Market St | Rm 115-117 | St. Louis, MO 63103 | (314) 622-4181 | Monday-Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Assessing Personal Property Tax

Personal property taxes are levied annually against tangible personal property and due upon receipt of the tax bill, but no later than December 31 each year.

The Assessment lists are mailed by the Assessor's Office in January of each year.

Declarations are due by April 1st of every year.  If April 1st is a Saturday or Sunday, then the due date will be the next business day. Penalties apply if lists are turned in late.

The Personal Property Taxes are mailed by the Collector of Revenue's Office in November and are due no later than December 31 of each year.

Examples of Tangible Personal Property

Examples of Personal Property that need to be declared (not an exhaustive list):
  • Auto
  • Truck
  • Motorcycle
  • Boat 
  • RV
  • Trailer
  • Airplane (when declaring an airplane note if flown less than 50 hours per year)
  • Motor
  • Historical Vehicles
  • Camper/Travel Trailer
  • Conversion Van
  • Bus

Assessment Rate

Personal property is assessed at 33 and one-third percent (one third) of its value.
Example: $15,000 market value / 3 = $5,000 assessed value
Taxes are imposed on the assessed value.

Vehicle values are based on the average trade-in value as published by the National Automobile Dealers Association (RSMo 137.115.9).

Personal Property Tax Declaration

The declaration form is due by April 1st.

If you fail to file your declaration form with the Assessor's Office or the form is filed late, you will be assessed a 10% penalty.

Review available methods to declare your Personal Property.

Statement of Non-Assessment (Tax Waiver) 

If you are a new resident to the State of Missouri or did not own a motor vehicle on January 1st of the prior year you qualify for a tax waiver.

Review the steps to obtain a tax waiver.

Personal Property Tax Payment

The Personal Propety Taxes are due no later than December 31 of each year.

Personal property taxes are levied annually against tangible personal property and due upon receipt of the tax bill but no later than December 31st.

Change of Address Form

If you have moved from one address within the City of St Louis to another download, complete, and mail the Change of Address form.

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