Collector's Office

    Welcome to the Moniteau County Collector's homepage. The Collector's office is located on the main level of the Moniteau County Courthouse. Using the south entrance, we are the first office on the left.

Duties of the Collector

    The Collector of Revenue is charged with the duties of collecting the taxes due, as shown on the Assessor's records, and then distributes the funds monthly to the various taxing entities. The Collector's Office prepares tax statements for Personal Property and Real Estate, provides Merchant Licenses to businesses, and conducts the delinquent tax sale in August.

Office Information

  • Personal and Real Estate tax statements are mailed in early November each year. If you do not receive your statement by the end of November, please contact our office immediately.
  • Please inspect your statements to verify that the mailing address, vehicles, and legal description are correct.
  • All tax statements are due upon receipt and become delinquent after December 31st.
  • 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 telephone, by mail, or online at this website. Payments may be made with cash, personal check, e-check, money order, or credit card.

Office Hours

REGULAR HOURS- Monday thru Friday, except holidays (Link Under Menu)
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(We are open through the lunch hour)

In observance of upcoming 2023-24 holidays, the office will be closed as follows:
Friday, November 10 (Veterans Day)
Thursday-Friday, November 23-24 (Thanksgiving)
Monday, December 25 (Christmas)
Monday, January 1, 2024 (New Year's Day)

Contact Us

Phone Number: (573) 796-4521
Fax Number: (573) 796-3851

Location & Mailing Address

Moniteau County Courthouse
Ellen A. Ash, Collector
200 E. Main Street
California, MO 65018


Ellen A. Ash
Collector of Revenue
200 E. Main Street
California, MO 65018
Phone: 573-796-4521

April Arnett
Deputy Collector