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When attending the various meetings throughout the city, citizens frequently ask the question of: “Why do I make my check out directly to you, Gregory F.X. Daly, Collector of Revenue?” The answer comes from the Uniform Commercial Code of the Missouri Revised Statutes. Section 400-003.110, Paragraph 2, Section 4 states that:
"If an instrument is payable to an office or to a person described as holding an office, the instrument is payable to the named person, the incumbent of the office, or a successor to the incumbent".
Our office collects funds in this manner in order to operate in full compliance with the Revised Statutes. This particular statute reduces the possibility of fraud and ensures that all funds deemed payable to the County of the City of St. Louis, are deposited by said entity.
I hope this clears up any confusion on this matter.
Pay in Person
Personal property, real estate and earnings taxes as well as water bills can be paid in person at City Hall. You may pay with cash, cashier's checks, money orders and credit/debit cards. There is a 2.45% transaction fee for credit/debit cards. Visa credit/debit cards will not be accepted for payment of water bills. Personal checks are accepted for some transactions.
Visit the Official Payments website http://www.officialpayments.com, use Jurisdiction Code 3512.
Pay by Mail
You can pay your tax bills through the mail with cashier’s checks, money orders and personal checks are accepted for some transactions. Complimentary mailing labels are available for paying your water bills and sent annually to all water users.
Pay by Phone*
Call 1-800-2PAY-TAX and use Jurisdiction Code 3512.
PLEASE NOTE: Service fees on credit and debit cards may apply and are subject to change.