Your County Collector, Kelli McVey

Welcome to the Lawrence County Collector homepage. We, at the Lawrence County Collector's office, strive to provide the best service to the taxpayers of Lawrence County. In saying such, we hope that this site assists you with the necessary information for us to provide the services. As your Lawrence County Collector, Kelli McVey, I would personally like to welcome you to this website.

Kelli McVey was first elected in 1998 as the Lawrence County Collector of Revenue. He is presently serving his fifth term.

Kelli and his staff conduct the day to day operations of the office as required by Missouri statues and welcome your comments and suggestions.


    The County Collector is responsible for collection of current and delinquent property taxes for the various political subdivisions within the county, which have authorized property tax levies. Each month the collector's office deposits collections into the county treasury for disbursement to tax entities such as schools, libraries, ambulance and fire districts, and special road districts.

    The collector's office is also responsible for conducting the delinquent real estate tax auction held each year in August. Other services provided by the collector's office include issuance of County Merchant Licenses and auctioneer licenses. The collector's office also provides services relation to processing tax payments from escrowed accounts held by mortgage holders on behalf of the property owners.

Office Information

  • Personal and Real Estate tax statements are mailed in November of each year. Lawrence County tax statements should be received by the 2nd week of November. If you have not received your statements by Thanksgiving, contact our office.
  • 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 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 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 or by phone at this website. Payment may be made with cash, personal check, money order, or credit card. All statements may be paid with one check. We cannot accept incorrect or partial payments.
  • All credit/debit cost is kept by credit card company.

Innovations Kelli has brought to the office are:

  • Online Bill Pay
  • Onine Payment History
  • Itemized tax amounts for each vehicle on personal property.
  • Added VIN #'s to personal property tax statements.
  • Files are now being downloaded to the Department of Revenue daily in effort to make licensing easier for the taxpayer.
  • Phone Payment System

Contact Us

Phone Number: 417-466-2410

Office Hours

Office hours are Monday thru Friday, 8:00am to 3:55 pm.
Our office is open during the noon hour.
The Lawrence County Collector's office observes state holidays and weekends.

Location & Mailing Address

Lawrence County Collector of Revenue
1st Floor, Lawrence County Courthouse
P.O. BOX 29
#1 Courthouse Square
Mt. Vernon, MO 65712