There are two ways you can assess: Online or with a paper assessment. Both of these will be mailed to your address on record January 1 of each year. The online option will provide your account and pin number along with instructions on how to file online and the link to do so. The paper assessment form will have your address and property from the previous year pre-printed on the form. If there are changes to your address, please make those changes in the spaces provided. Even if you have moved out of Clay County, and your mail was forwarded please mail the list back to the Assessor's office informing us of this so that you may be removed from the tax rolls and avoid future mailings.
The property that is pre-printed on the list is the property that was on file for you the preceding year. For any property that has been disposed of you will need to draw a line through and provide the date disposed of. Below the list of pre-printed items are sections for you to list property that was acquired during the previous year. Be sure to fill the form out completely. Do not re-list a property that has been pre-printed for you. Should corrections need to be made to the pre-printed property lines item, make those corrections directly to them.
Both types of assessment must be accurately completed and returned to the Clay County Assessor's office before March 1 in order to avoid a late filing penalty.
Generally, leased vehicles are claimed by the leasing company and you are not directly responsible for the taxes. However, there are exceptions so you may want to check with your leasing company before listing a leased vehicle.
If you have further questions, please contact the Assessor's Office at 816-407-3520 or 816-407-3470.