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The City of Rolla collects property taxes only on Real Property (i.e. real estate). No taxes on Personal Property (Automobiles, etc.) are levied or collected by the City. The City does not perform property assessments, or property tax collections, in-house. Assessed valuations on which your City taxes are based are determined by the Phelps County assessor. Collections are made through the Phelps County Collector's office.
City of Rolla Real Property Taxes
per $100 assessed.
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|Sales Transacted Within Rolla City Limits|
|General, Parks, Conservation|
|0.5% General, 0.375% Law Enforcement, 0.25% 911|
|1% General, 0.5% Transportation, 0.5% Capital Improvement, .25% Parks|
|Additional taxes may apply, see note below*|
All utility franchises operating within the city limits are required by ordinance to pay 5% of total gross receipts to the City as a franchise fee, or franchise tax.
This is a 3% "Lodging" Tax on all Hotels, Motels, Inns, and Lodges in the city limits, based on gross receipts derived from "transient guests for sleeping accommodations" (Article VI of Chapter 37, Rolla Municipal Code). All revenues received from this tax are used by the City for promoting the City as a convention, visitor and tourist center.
Missouri Revised Statutes, Chapter 94 "Taxation in Other Cities"