Your County Collector, Sheila L. Palmer

Our office is open to the public. If you do not feel comfortable entering the building, taxes may be paid:
  • Online at
  • By Mail: 415 3rd St, Room 212, Platte City MO. 64079
  • By phone, using phone # and pin # on your statement
  • Put in drop box just outside the Administration Bldg.
  • For further assistance, please contact our office at 816-858-3356 or via Live Chat on our website (8:30am-4:30pm)

  • Welcome to the Platte County Collector’s homepage. The mission of our office is to provide quality customer service to the citizens of Platte County while being trustworthy stewards of public funds. The Collector’s office works closely with other county offices to ensure taxpayers’ concerns are resolved. It is my honor to serve as your Platte County Collector.

    With more than 25 years of experience in the Platte County Collector’s office, Sheila served as Assistant Chief Deputy Collector from 1993-2010, and was elected County Collector in 2010. Sheila received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Central Missouri. While in office, Sheila has offered the taxpayers the option of paying their real estate taxes in quarterly installments, paying taxes by phone, added the physical address and appraised value to the real estate statements and receipts, itemized tax amounts and VIN numbers for each vehicle on personal property statements, and sends daily paid files to the Missouri Department of Revenue to make licensing easier for taxpayers. Sheila is dedicated to serving the citizens of Platte County as your Platte County Collector, and currently serves as the Immediate Past President of the Missouri County Collectors Association.


    • Collects $240 million in tax revenue annually.
    • Disburses tax revenue to 88 separate taxing districts (school districts, road districts, fire districts, etc.).
    • Prepares four separate tax statements for: personal property (cars, trucks, boats, etc.), real estate (residential, commercial, agricultural), utilities (railroads, airlines, gas lines, etc.) and drainage levies.
    • Provides Merchant & Manufacturer licenses to appropriate business or persons.
    • Conducts a yearly delinquent tax sale in August.
    • The Collector is charged with the duties of collecting the taxes due, as shown on the Assessor’s records, and then the funds are disbursed monthly to the various taxing entities.

    Office Information

    • Personal property and real estate tax statements are mailed in November of each year. If you do not receive your tax statement(s) by the end of November, please call our office immediately.
    • Taxes are available online each year mid-October.
    • Please inspect your statements to verify that mailing address, vehicles and legal descriptions are correct.
    • All tax statements are due upon receipt and become delinquent after December 31st.
    • To avoid penalty and interest, be sure your payment is USPS Postmarked no later than December 31st. Payments postmarked after December 31st will be returned unprocessed unless penalty and interest are included.
    • Failure to receive a tax 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 mail, online at this website, by telephone (there is a 1-800 number on your bill) or at our 24-hour drop box which is located just outside the entrance to the Platte County Government Complex. Payments may be made with cash, personal check, e-check, money order or credit card.
    • We sincerely hope you find this site easy to navigate, however we want to encourage you to call the office if you need additional assistance or use our live chat.

      Contact Us

      Phone Number: (816)-858-3356
      Fax Number: 1-(816)-858-3357

      Office Hours

      Monday thru Friday
      8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

      Location & Mailing Address

      Platte County Administrative Building
      415 3rd St., Room 212
      Platte City, MO 64079