(KMOV) – St. Charles taxpayers stood in long lines for as long as an hour on Thursday to pay their personal property tax bills.
The deadline is December 31 in Missouri, but Friday is the last day to pay in person and officials say they expect the lines to be long again. However, St. Charles County Tax Collector Michelle McBride says any mailed check is okay if it is postmarked by December 31st.
The county also has a drop off box in front of the building. The offices will be closed but those dropped of bills will be collected. And there is an online option. Paying on a county website however may cost you a fee, usually about $2.75.
Paying in person will only be for one more day on Friday the 30th. St Charles County' will be open 8-5pm and St Louis County's will be open 7-5:30pm.
St. Charles County has struggled with getting tax bills out on time this year after switching to a new computer system. But by now, the collector says that the problem is not with the county office, but with taxpayers who failed to file the right paperwork.