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     The Cape Girardeau County Personal Property Records are now online with the State of Missouri Department of Motor Vehicles. This allows License Bureaus in Missouri the ability to verify payment of personal property taxes.

Effective immediately, vehicle renewals may be made by calling the Department of Motor Vehicle call center at 1-573-751-1957.  Their hours are 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

Beginning with the December 1, 2020 renewal notices, vehicle license renewals may be made online by using a PIN number issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles.

More information is available at

   Normal office hours are 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday except Holidays.

In an effort to keep the public and employees of Cape Girardeau County safe, Please do not come to our office if you are running a fever, have a cough, or shortness of breath. Call and we will assist you!

You may pay taxes by mail, internet (includes service fee), credit card over the phone (includes service fee) or by placing payment in our drop box.

You are welcome to call or email the office to get a tax bill/receipt emailed or mailed and to get the current amount due. You may reach us by phone at 573-243-4476 or 573-335-2606, by email at or fax at 573-204-2444.

Bills may be paid by the following methods:

In Person: The Cape Girardeau County Collector's offices are located in the following locations:
Jackson - Cape Girardeau County Administration Building              
                One Barton Square - 3rd Floor
                Jackson, MO 63755

Cape Girardeau 
2311 Bloomfield Rd, Ste 102

Office is located in a strip building across from
Orscheln's parking lot                


Drop Box / Slot:  There is a drop box located by the front door (street level) and in the South Parking Lot at the County Administration Building in Jackson. There is a slot in the door at the Cape Office at 2311 Bloomfield Rd Suite 102 in Cape Girardeau. 

By Mail: Please Remit Payment to :
Barbara Gholson
Cape Girardeau County Collector
1 Barton Square Suite 303
Jackson, MO 63755
(573) 243-4476

If paying by mail, please have envelopes postmarked on or before the end of the month you are paying in to avoid additional interest and penalties.

By Telephone (IVR): You must have your tax bill available for this option :
Dial 1 (877)690-3729        Enter jurisdiction code for Cape Girardeau - 3516     Follow Prompts to complete Transaction
There is a service fee to pay by telephone, please call our office at (573)243-4476 with any questions.
You will receive a confirmation when paying. It will take several days to issue your paid receipt.

To pay online --Please enter your last name only and click submit. This is the easiest way to locate your bill.

 Pay Online
        Online Payment for Cape Girardeau County may be accessed here.
        Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx, and e-check are accepted.  There is a service fee for paying online, 
        please call (573)243-4476 if you have any questions.  You will receive a confirmation when paying.  
It will take several days to issue your paid receipt.

If you have a business in Cape Girardeau County and are selling merchandise or you manufacture a product, you will need a Merchant's and Manufacturer's License.  Please click on the link for the application. 
 2020 Merchant's License Application

If your tax lien was sold at the 2020 Land Tax Sale, please call our office at 573-243-4476 
for information about a redemption. A redemption will be calculated for the date you plan to redeem.

2020 Tax Sale: 
2020 Tax Sale Listing



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