The Historic Truman Courthouse, located at 112 W. Lexington in Independence, will be open from 8:00am – Noon on December 14th, December 21st, and December 28th for taxpayers to make in-person tax payments, obtain a copy of their bill, make changes to their account, or ask questions of the Assessment and Collection Departments.
For those on-the-go, the County offers a mobile and web-based application called myJacksonCounty. The program allows taxpayers to make a secure payment with a credit card, debit card or e-check with or without setting up an account. Taxpayers who choose to use the mobile device or web-based service are subject to a small fee charged by a third-party merchant, not Jackson County.
The free app, myJacksonCounty, is available for download on Apple and Android devices via the iTunes App Store or Google Play App Store. It can also be found online at https://payments.jacksongov.org.
The Department of Collection mailed tax bills during the month of November. Individuals who don’t receive a bill are still responsible for paying their taxes, which are due by the end of the year. Those who haven’t received a bill by December 10 should check their account online, call the Department of Collection at (816) 881-3232 or visit in person to find out the amount due.
Online – To save time and avoid lines, taxpayers are encouraged to pay online or the mobile app via credit card, debit card or electronic check (E-Check). Online payments must be submitted by 11 p.m. on December 31 to avoid penalty pursuant to state law.
Mail – Taxpayers can simply mail their payment to the address on their bill. Payments must be received or USPS postmarked by December 31 to avoid penalty.
In Person – All forms of payment are accepted in person at the Department of Collection Offices at the Jackson County Courthouse in Kansas City (415 E. 12th Street) and the Historic Truman Courthouse in Independence during regular business hours. Extended weekend hours are only available at the historic courthouse in Independence.
Drop Box – Drop boxes for property tax payments will be located at the west door of the Jackson County Courthouse in Kansas City and at the front door of the Historic Truman Courthouse in Independence beginning on December 28. Both drop boxes will close at midnight on December 31. Do not place cash in either drop box.
What to Bring If Paying In Person:
In-Person Payment – Taxpayers must bring their form of payment and their tax bill. If they don’t have a tax bill, they can visit the Department of Collection to have one printed. Taxpayers can also look up their account online and print the bill to avoid additional wait time.