Karen Stokes
Hickory County Courthouse
23645 Polk Street
PO Box 92
Hermitage, MO 65668
United States
Email address: collector@hickorycountymo.org
Phone: 417-745-6713



Pay By Phone

Pay Bills Online

View and Print Tax Information

Hickory County GIS

2023 Tax Certificate Sold List

Tax Sale unclaimed-surplus-excess-funds-list

2024 Tax Sale General Information

2024 Affidavit of Bidder

Chapter 140 Tax Sale Manual

Request for Unclaimed Surplus/Excess Funds List

Merchant License


I sold my car, why am I still paying taxes on it?

I sold my property, now what?

Can I make payments on my taxes?

Change of Address

Tax Levy

We now have a website to view and print paid and unpaid tax information for the past 4 years. You will need the Parcel Number, Bill Number or Tax ID Number to search.

Click here to view and print paid and unpaid tax information for the past 4 years.

The Hickory County Collector is Karen Stokes. This is a county-wide elected office with a four-year term. Karen was elected in November 2010 and began her first term March 2011. Deputy Collector, Anita Moss has worked for the collector’s office since 2022. It is our goal to serve the citizens of Hickory County in a responsible and respectful way while fulfilling our obligation to follow the statutes of the State of Missouri. The Hickory County Collector of Revenue is responsible for collecting current and delinquent taxes for the county and also the accounting and distribution of collections to tax entities such as school, city, library and fire districts. The collector also collects Merchant license fees. Merchant’s licenses expire December 31st each year. The license fee is $25.00. A Merchant’s license must be purchased by anyone operating a business that is selling wholesale or retail products. Tax Sale: Tax sales for Real Estate are held for property that are 3 years delinquent. Tax Sales are held on the 4th Monday in August each year. Use the Tax Sale tab on the left for more information. Tax statements are mailed each year by the middle of November. To avoid a penalty when paying your tax, the postmark must be no later than December 31st each year. For payments after December 31st, see penalty schedule on your statement. Payments received after December 31st. will be returned for penalty and interest. Payment Options: You can pay online by Credit Card or eCheck. Use the link on the left to get to the bill pay website. A convenience fee will be charged to each transaction. More than one bill may be paid at a time. A paid receipt will be mailed to you within 5 days.  If you need a receipt right away to use at the Department of Revenue then you will need to pay in person.  You can also pay by Phone: Using our automated phone service. Call 877-690-3729 Jurisdiction Code 3546. You must have this code and your bill number to pay. There is a fee to use this service. In Person: Cash, Check or Money Orders, Credit Cards are accepted when paying in the office. By Mail: Check or Money Orders. Do not mail cash. You may pay all your Personal and Real Estate taxes with a single check. Please add them correctly; we cannot process payments for the wrong amount.

As a convenience to our taxpayers, you can now make pre-payments on your Real Estate and/or Personal Property taxes. January through September, you can make a one-time payment or monthly payments of any amount to be applied to your tax bill. I can even set up a automatic ACH to be taken out monthly free of charge. Then when you get your bill in November you only have to pay the balance due. This may relieve the burden of paying the full amount in December. If you have delinquent tax bills, you may also make payments on those as well, to help you get caught up. *This does not stop any penalties and/or interest on the full amount.  When sending in a payment, please be sure to put your Tax ID# or Tax bill number and your phone number on your check so that we are sure to put your deposit on the correct account.