ATTENTION – In light of the Coronavirus and the recommendations by the CDC, I would like to encourage you to pay your taxes by mail, ONLINE, or by using our DROP BOX located at the entrance of the Courthouse. You can also use TELEPAY by calling 877-690-3729, jurisdiction code 3562. You will need your account number or bill number. Call the office if you need assistance. Using Telepay will delay you receiving a paid receipt for a couple of days. If you are mailing your payment, multiple statements can be combined on one check. Please do not use staples.

If you need help making your payment, call our office and we will be happy to help you.

Thank you, Julie

The Ray County Collector collects and distributes over 25 million dollars annually to over 60 entities within the county. Annual tax statements are mailed in late October to early November of each year and are due by December 31st.

We have added two additional payment methods:

DROP BOX located at the west entrance of the courthouse. This can be used for your tax payment to return your assessment list. DO NOT LEAVE CASH.

TELEPHONE PAYMENTS can be made by calling 877-690-3729. Access code is 3562. You must have your bill number. A service charge applies.


Payments are due in March, June and September. Your balance due will be mailed to you in late October/early November and due by December 31st. No installments will be accepted after September 30th. If full payment is not received by the due date, penalty and interest will be charged on the entire tax amount. See the back of your statement or contact the office for more information.

Quarterly payments are only available for the upcoming year. They do not apply to the current tax year.


To participate in the 2021 Ray County Delinquent Tax Sale on August 23, 2021 you must pre-register.  Registration will begin August 1st and must be submitted to our office on or before August 20, 2021 @ 3:00 p.m.  THERE WILL BE NO REGISTRATION THE MORNING OF THE TAX SALE. 

The link to the registration affidavit is below.  You must have this notarized.  You can return the completed form to us or you can come by the office prior to August 20, 2021 and we will notarize it for you.     YOU CAN NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE SALE IF THIS FORM IS NOT SUBMITTED TO OUR OFFICE ON OR BEFORE AUGUST 20, 2021. 

If you are not a Missouri resident you must submit the Designation of Resident Agent form along with your registration.  Your appointed agent must also submit a completed affidavit.

Download Tax Sale Affidavit and Registration: Word Document | PDF

2021 Delinquent Tax Sale List

A List of properties will be in the Richmond Daily News on July 23, July 30 and August 6, 2021.  The sale will begin at 10:00 a.m.   Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to pick up your bid card.


These properties will not be in the live auction.  There will be silent bid sheets on display the morning of the tax sale for each property.  Please mark your bidder number and the amount of your bid on the sheet.   Bids will be accepted for an additional 20 minutes after the conclusion of the live auction, at that time, the highest bidder will be awarded the property.

You can find a list of these properties in our office or in the Richmond News.

If you have any questions, please call the office.