Camden County Assessor
1 Court Circle, Suite 6
Camdenton, MO 65020
573-346-4440. EXT 1260
Welcome to Camden County Missouri and the Lake of the Ozarks. As the elected Camden County Assessor, I am charged with several administrative and statutory duties; however, my primary duty and responsibility is to appraise and assess all real property and personal property within Camden County, except as otherwise provided by law. This would include residential, commercial, and agricultural classes of real estate property and all personal property.
In addition, I am charged with the maintenance of current ownership parcel maps of the county. As of January 1, 2007, there were 65,401 real estate parcels.
As the County Assessor I want to provide all property owners in Camden County the information they need to better understand the assessment process as well as their rights and responsibilities.
The Assessor closes the Assessment books typically by May 15th of each year. The assessment roles are then turned over to the County Clerk who then distributes the assessment information to the various taxing districts within the county.
Taxing jurisdictions such as schools, fire districts, road districts, library, etc., adopt budgets after public meetings, based on the assessment values for their district. Taxing districts typically set their budgets and levies by the end of September each year. The County Assessor is not part of the taxing district’s budget or levy process, the Assessor’s job was completed with the reassessment process. The levies that are set determine your taxes for the year. Taxes are based on assessed value per $100.00 of value. I encourage you to attend the meetings of the various taxing districts and show your support or voice your concerns. The taxes you pay are proportionate to the value of your property compared to the total value of the value taxing district in which your property is located.
While taxes are not in the realm of the County Assessor, I would like to inform you that Real Estate and Personal Property Tax bills are typically mailed the first week of November of each year by the Camden County Collector. If you do not receive a tax bill by the end of November you should contact the Camden County Collector and have a duplicate bill mailed to you. If you have questions regarding the payment of taxes, please contact the Camden County Collector’s office, 573-346-4440, Ext. 1204 or 1205.
Even if you do not receive a tax bill, it is your responsibility to pay the taxes that are due by December 31.
Our web site is only a part of providing services to the property owners in Camden County. The site is in its infancy stage with improvements being planned, so return to see what has been added.
As the elected County Assessor I am committed to do all I can to make the assessment process as fair and equitable for everyone. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call me or my staff, 573-346-4440, Ext. 1260, or come by the office. The Assessor’s Office is located on the main level of the “old” courthouse.
For additional information, refer to the Missouri Revised Statutes Chapters 53, 137, and 138; Article X, Section 3 of the State Constitution of Missouri
If you move or change mailing addresses during the year, please contact our office.
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2006 Assessment Questions and Answers