Jackson County Waives Online Property Tax Payment Fees

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — There’s a little good news for Jackson County homeowners dreading opening their property tax bills.

The county said it would waive online convenience fees and electronic checks for the second year. The county said it made the decision to encourage people to use the online option. Leaders say not only is it a safer option, but staffing is currently limited at both county courthouses. The fewer people working can also lead to longer lines for people hoping to pay their property bills in person.

All fees will be waived until December 31, 2021, which is also the date payments are due.

Paying online will save you a convenience fee of $2 and an e-check fee of $1.25. Online payments by credit card will still be charged with a 2.75% fee.

How to pay Jackson County property taxes online:

  • Visit the county payment website
  • Create an account or continue as guest
  • Link account and search by name, address or property account number
  • View and pay your bills
  • Print or digitally store your receipts

Deposit payment

Exterior drop boxes for property tax payments are located at the west door of the Jackson County Courthouse in Kansas City and at the south door of the historic Truman Courthouse in Independence.

Payment by post

You can also mail your payment to the address shown on the invoice. Payments must be received or postmarked by December 31 to avoid a penalty.

Penny D. Jackson