Pay Taxes

Paying by Mail
Payments can be mailed to:
Emily Parks, Collector
100 N Main Street
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901

Check Information
One check may be written for multiple tax bills. Please remit the correct total due, include the account numbers on your signed check, and make checks payable to Emily Parks, Collector. Unsigned checks will be returned and applicable late charges may apply.

The entire amount due must be paid before a receipt will be mailed.

Mail Policies
  • Payment must have a U.S. postmark date no later than December 31 to be timely.
  • Payments with postmarks after December 31 will be assessed applicable penalties and fees.
  • Please do not mail cash.
  • The post office date (postmark) determines the timeline for the payment
  • Unless the postmark is cancelled by the U.S. Postal Service, any meter applied postage must be dated and received by the collector on or before December 31 to be timely.
Paying by Phone
Call 573-686-8088 to pay by credit or debit card. More than one bill may be paid in 1 transaction.

  • When using a credit card, a convenience fee of 2.50% of the total bill will be charged to each transaction.
Paying In Person
Visit the Butler County Collector to pay your taxes in person. When paying property taxes in person, the collector’s office accepts tax payments by:
  • Cash
  • Cashier's check
  • Credit card
    • American Express
    • Discover
    • MasterCard
    • Visa
  • Money order
  • Personal check
Paying Multiple Bills
Multiple bills of real estate, personal property, special assessments and licenses may be processed together in one transaction.

Receipts will be provided at the time of payment

Drop Box Location
A drop box is located on the east side of the Butler County Courthouse at 100 North Main Street. Please do not place cash in the drop box. The drop box is emptied several times daily and at midnight on December 31.