Your County Collector, Mary H. Hampton

Welcome to the Wayne County Collector homepage. We, at the Wayne County Collector's office, strive to provide the best service to the taxpayers of Wayne County. In saying such, we hope that this site assists you with the necessary information for us to provide the services. As your Wayne County Collector, Mary H. Hampton, I would personally like to welcome you to this website.

The County Collector is a countywide elected office with a four-year term. Your Wayne County Collector is Mary H. Hampton. Mrs. Hampton was elected the County Collector in 2012 elections.

We hope you find the site easy to navigate, and that it provides a service for you. Thank you for visiting the site, and we welcome suggestions for improvement to make it easier for you to use. Please revisit our site and watch for new additions.

Responsibilities

  • The primary function of the County Collector is the collection of personal and real estate taxes for the various taxing entities of the county.
  • Prepares separate tax statements for: Personal Property (cars, trucks, boats, etc.); Real Estate (residential, commercial, agricultural); Utilities(railroad, electric, gas lines, etc.).
  • Provides Merchant Licenses to appropriate businesses or persons.
  • Conducts delinquent tax sale held annually on the 4th Monday in August.
  • Collector is charged with the duties of collecting the taxes due, as shown on the Assessor's records, and then distributing the funds monthly to the various taxing entities.

Office Information

  • Personal and Real Estate tax statements are mailed in November of each year. Wayne County tax statements should be received by Thanksgiving. If you have not received your statements by Thanksgiving, contact our office.
  • Please inspect your statements to verify that mailing address, vehicles, and legal descriptions are correct.
  • All tax statements are due upon receipt and become delinquent after December 31st.
  • To avoid penalty and interest, be sure your payment is postmarked no later than December 31st. Payments postmarked after December 31st will be returned unprocessed unless penalty and interest are included.
  • Failure to receive a statement does not relieve the taxpayer's obligation to pay taxes and any penalty and interest that may apply.
  • Payments can be made in person, by mail, or online at this website. Payment may be made with cash, personal check, e-check, money order, or credit card. All statements may be paid with one check.
  • Collector Hampton allows installment payments. Please contact her office if you are interested in taking advantage of this new program.

Innovations Mary has brought to the office are:

  • Online Bill Pay
  • Itemized tax amounts for each vehicle on personal property.
  • Added VIN #'s to personal property tax statements.
  • Files are now being downloaded to the Department of Revenue daily in effort to make licensing easier for the taxpayer.
  • Installment payment program
  • Assisting taxpayers to complete Missouri Property Tax Credit claims.

Contact Us

Phone Number: (573)224-5600 Extension 6
http://www.waynecountycollector.com

Email: waynecollector@windstream.net

Office Hours

Monday thru Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Our office is open during the noon hour during the month of December.
The Wayne County Collector's office observes all state holidays.

Location & Mailing Address

Wayne County Collector
109 Walnut Street
Greenville, MO 63944
courthouse