Special Tax Bills

Nuisance Abatement
Chapter 21 of the City Code allows the City to "abate" or clean up and make safe any conditions of privately-owned property which pose a safety or environmental hazard to the public. Since the City spends taxpayer funds to have the work performed, the property owners are issued "Special Tax Bills" issued as liens against the properties, and remain in place until paid in full, with interest, and taxpayer funds reimbursed.

In September each year, all delinquent liens (over 30 days old) are turned over to the Cole County Collector to be attached to the annual property tax bill. When attached, neither the property tax nor the lien, can be paid separately; both must be paid together, as a combined total.

To inquire about a Special Tax Bill on any property inside the City limits, please submit the form below which allows you to receive your response by email. Liens are public records, and copies can emailed upon request. If you are not sure the address is inside the City limits, please check our GIS website before submitting your inquiry.

NOTE: You must include an email address or we will not be able to respond to your inquiry.

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