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Dent CountyCollector of Revenue

Shannon VanKirk (R)
400 N. Main St.
Salem, MO 65560

Kristi Baker
Deputy Collector

Office hours are Monday thru Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. (Closed major holidays)

To pay Real Estate or Personal Property Tax Statements, visit:

To view the Dent County Tax Collector Portal, visit If you need assistance please call 573-729-3911.

The Dent County Collector of Revenue is responsible for the collection and distribution of Real Estate and Personal property taxes for the county and State Assessed Utilities (railroads, pipelines, electric lines, telephone transmission lines, etc.). Distribution is made to the 22 political subdivisions (schools, roads, fire districts, etc.) within the county which have certified property tax levies. The Collectors office also provides services relating to processing tax payments from escrowed accounts held by mortgage holders on behalf of the property owners.

The collector collects the county Merchant license fees.  Personal Property paid list provided to the License Bureau each month.

Real Estate & Personal Property Tax Bills mailed by Nov. 10th each year and due by Dec. 31st each year, with penalty starting on Jan. 1st.


Special thanks to The Salem News for the generous use of many of the photos in this website.

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