Your County Collector, Mona Cope

As your Taney County Collector, Mona Cope, I would like to welcome you to this website. I hope you find this site easy to navigate and that having the option to pay your taxes online and print receipts provides a convenient service to you.


July 13, 2020

Per Missouri State Statute 140.160, a tax sale shall be commenced within 3 years of delinquent taxes. Collectors may have the sale when taxes are delinquent 1 year or 2 years, but they must have a tax sale and offer the property by 3 years delinquency.

Due to the following reasons, the Taney County Collector's office WILL NOT be conducting a 2020 Real Estate Tax Sale in August:

  • 1. COVID-19 recommendations of social distancing and wearing a face mask would make it high risk to our Tax Sale Bidders to be in close quarters for several hours here in the Commission Hearing Room. The past 3 years we have had 80-100 bidders with extra seating and spill over into the halls. While wearing a mask will make for a safer environment, it will make it difficult to speak and hear the bids.

  • 2. The economic impact the COVID-19 virus has had and continues to have on our taxpayers. Taney County has taxpayers all over the US and even living around the world. Giving them an extra year to pay their taxes will hopefully help relieve some of their stress.

  • 3. Certified mail is a requirement of the Tax Sale notification process. This year, because of COVID-19, the USPO was not requiring signatures on the certified mail. Because of this, it is recommended that signs be posted on the properties that are delinquent. As of this morning, that would be 716 signs posted in our county. Again, I think this would cause extra stress to our taxpayers that for at least another year, I believe could be avoided or at least lessened.

  • Respectfully,

        Mona Cope


  • The primary function of the County Collector is the collection of current and delinquent personal and real estate taxes for the various political subdivisions and taxing entities of the county.
  • Prepares separate tax statements for: Personal Property (cars, trucks, boats, livestock etc.); Real Estate (residential, commercial, agricultural); Utilities(railroad, electric, gas lines, etc.).
  • Provides Merchant & Liquor Licenses to appropriate businesses or persons.
  • Conducts delinquent tax sale in August.
  • 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

  • Property tax statements are mailed by November 1st each year. Please inspect your statements and verify that all information is correct, including mailing address and all vehicles.
  • To change the address, fill out form on the back of your statement stub and return with your payment.
  • If making a payment online, you may change your address at that time or simply send to the email below.
  • All tax statements are due upon receipt and become delinquent after December 31st.
  • Payments can be made in person at our office or at our 24 hour outdoor drop box located at the north entrance of the Taney County Courthouse. Online payments are also being accepted at this website and for your convenience the 800 number at the top of your statement is for all phone payments.
  • Mailed tax payments MUST have an official US Post Office postmark on or before December 31st, to avoid additional penalties and interest. Payments postmarked after December 31st will be returned unprocessed unless late fees are included.

Contact Us

Phone Number: 417-546-7216
Fax Number: 417-546-3525
Address Changes:
Assessor's Office: 417-546-7240 for all property assessments or non-assessments

Office Hours

Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Our office is open during the noon hour.
The Collector's office will be CLOSED on December 24th & 25th and
January 1, 2020. We will be open 7:00 am - 5:00 pm December 26th, 27th, 30th and 31st.
Again, payments MUST be postmarked no later than December 31st to avoid penalties.
The Collector's office observes state holidays.


Taney County Collector's Office
132 David St.
Forsyth, MO 65653

Mailing Address

Mona Cope, Collector
P.O. Box 278
Forsyth, MO 65653