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Robert L. Adams, AssessorCape Girardeau County Assessor
Robert "Bob" Adams 

Cape Girardeau County Annex
1 Barton Square, Suite 201
Jackson MO  63755 

Phone: (573)243-2468 


Online Parcel Viewer 2018 Data Update


In coming weeks we will be transitioning our 2018 certified data over to our online parcel viewer.  We will post a notice once the data transfer has been made, but until that time all online data will still be 2017 certified data.  In the meantime, 2018 data can be retrieved in person at our Cape or Jackson locations.  Thanks for your patience as we continue to improve the information we make available to our constituents.

Online Personal Property Filing Now Open!


Online filing for residential personal property returns is now live! You will need your account and PIN#, which can be found near the top right of the assessment list you receive in the mail. Then go to and click on the e-File Personal Property button on the menu at the left. You will need VIN numbers to add new titled vehicles, so make sure to have those ready. Unfortunately, commercial personal property cannot be filed online at this time.  If you need assistance with your online filing, feel free to call us at 573-243-2468.  Thank you for using e-File! 

Map Gallery



City of Cape Girardeau Online Interactive Maps

The City of Cape Girardeau has released links to interactive maps with layers showing parcel and boundary lines, addresses, streets, parks & trails, police and fire stations, schools and voting districts, trash and recycling, zoning and overlay districts, special tax districts and flood zones.  There is a separate map showing Transportation Trust Fund 5 (TTF5) street repair information.  You must accept the terms and conditions of usage prior to using the maps.  Access the maps at the links below:











Property Tax Credit Information

Certain individuals, depending on age and/or disability and income, may qualify for a Missouri Property Tax Credit. If you do, a completed Missouri Form 948 signed by the Assessor will be needed to file with your income tax return. (The Assessor cannot give tax advice, please consult your accountant or other tax professional.) To learn more about the Missouri Property Tax Credit and see if you may qualify, go HERE

If you qualify, the Assessor will complete and sign Form 948 for you.  The Assessor will not certify information that is not accurate and does not match our records.

New Plat Books & Smart Maps Now Available

Updated county plat books are now available in our office for only $30! These books contain detailed rural landowner information (parcels, names & acres) road maps, special district maps, and much more! For those who are technically oriented, digital SmartMaps can be purchased HERE







Information for Veterans

The Assessor's Office appreciates the service and sacrifice of all of our veterans.  Although some tax benefits are afforded our veterans by the State of Missouri, these benefits have very specific requirements that are subject to confusion.   For the benefit of our veterans, a link to the recently revised Missouri Department of Revenue Military Reference Guide can be located HERE



About Property Assessment

The Cape Girardeau County Assessor's Office is required by the State of Missouri to discover, identify, classify and assess all real and personal property within Cape Girardeau County. The Assessor is charged with placing a fair market value, in money, of property as of the tax date.  The property tax in Missouri is "ad valorem", meaning taxes are based on the property value.  The Assessor has no jurisdiction or responsibility for establishing your tax rates or determining the budgets of the taxing jurisdictions within the county. The County Assessor is required by Missouri State Statute 137.115 to reassess all existing real property as of January 1 of every odd-numbered year (i.e. 2011, 2013, 2015, etc.)  The assessed value is applied to the tax rates established by the various taxing jurisdictions (public school districts, library districts, fire districts, etc.) to determine the amount of tax to be levied against a property.  Any new improvements are added to the rolls upon completion, and are not subject to the odd-numbered year rule.  New construction permits filed with the cities of Cape Girardeau and Jackson are reviewed monthly, and field appraisers collect data and review the progress of projects until completion.  These improvements are then added to the rolls after final value is set by the Assessor's Office

During the assessment and reassessment process, the Assessor or their designees are given authority by Missouri State Statute 137.130
 to enter into any lands and make any examination and search which may be necessary to assess such real property.  Although they have authority to be on the land, the Assessor or designee shall not enter the interior of any structure without permission.  Throughout the process, the staff of the Assessor's Office makes every effort to treat our customers fairly and to provide information in a clear and accessible manner.  The Assessor appreciates your cooperation in the assessment process, and welcomes your comments or questions.  

Cape Girardeau County Assessor
1 Barton Square, Suite 201
Jackson MO  63755 

Phone: (573)243-2468 











































































































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