Collections

The Collections Department is responsible for collecting all fees for City services and business. This includes Community Development Permits; Parks and Recreation Program Registrations; Liquor, Occupational and Animal Licenses as well as Utility Bill Payments. Questions regarding any fees or billing should be directed to the Collector.

City Collector
Marilyn O’Dell
modell@cityofrichmondmo.org

Collection Assistant
Wendy VanOster
wvanoster@cityofrichmondmo.org
Phone:816-776-5304
Fax: 816-776-8216

Property Taxes
City of Richmond 2019 property taxes (real estate and personal property) are billed and collected by the Ray County Collector. To pay your 2019 property taxes online, visit the Ray County Collector’s website. All City of Richmond delinquent taxes (2018 and prior) must be paid to the City of Richmond Collector prior to paying 2019 property taxes. To pay your 2018 and prior City delinquent taxes online, visit the following website.

Animal Licenses
Annually, all pets residing in the city limits must be vaccinated and licensed. City ordinances limit pets to three per household. The license fee for a pet is $20.00; $5.00 if spayed or neutered. A vet will provide the necessary papers for each pet’s license and registration. Bring the current rabies vaccination to City Hall to obtain the animal license. Annually (in June) the City of Richmond sponsors a pet vaccination clinic for your convenience. For more information on the Pet Clinic, contact City Hall at 816-776-5304.

ATV/UTV Special Use
All-terrain or utility vehicles must be issued a special permit by the City to operate upon the streets and highways of the City. The fee for the permit is $5.00

Occupational License
City Ordinance #605.030 states: it shall be unlawful for any person within the City to exercise, carry on or engage in any occupation, selling of goods or wares, trade, profession, business, avocation or agency without first obtaining from the City Collector a merchant’s or occupational license and paying a license fee. All licenses issued pursuant to this ordinance shall commence the first (1st) day of November and shall be renewed the following first (1st) day of November. 10% penalty shall be added after the 1st day of December and for each delinquent month after the month of November.
Click here for Occupational License Form

Park Shelter Rental
The City has 4 major parks with 8 shelter houses: 3 at Maurice Roberts, 2 at Armour (West), 1 at Southview and 2 at Hamann. These shelter houses can be rented at the Collector’s office from April through November. Rental fee is $30 each (or $50 for both shelters at Hamann) and includes picnic tables under shelter, playground equipment, trash receptacles, bathroom facilities and BBQ grill.

Right Of Way Excavation
Before digging into the City right of way, you will need to pay a non-refundable Street Excavation fee. If you cut into the city street, you must first obtain an Excavation Permit and issue a check for $500.00 to the Collector’s office. This check will be returned upon completion of the work by contractor or customer and inspection of the Public Works Supervisor.
Right of Way Excavation Form

Tax Liens

Returned Check Fees
$25.00 service fee is charged for each returned check