by Sam Clanton
GALENA, Mo. – Taxpayers in Stone and Taney Counties should be receiving personal property assessment forms in the mail, which should be completed and returned by March 1st to avoid a penalty.
For the first time ever, Stone County property owners now have the option of filing online by visiting www.stonecountyassessor.net and using the personal identification number located on the top right side of their assessment form.
Assessor Brad Hudson says he is pleased to offer this fast and convenient service to Stone County residents, adding that he filed online himself and it worked great.
If you do not receive a personal property form in the mail, you are asked to contact the assessor’s office, or you can print one from the county’s website, www.stoneco-mo.us.
Those who do not submit completed forms by March 1st are subject to penalties ranging from 15 to 105-dollars, depending on the value of property.
Hudson says state statutes don’t provide him with much discretion to waive penalties, so he wants to remind people to return their list prior to the deadline.
If you need assistance, contact the assessor’s office in Galena at 417-357-6141.
Photo: Stone County Assessor Brad Hudson