On Thursday, July 6, 2023, Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed Senate Bill 190 into law. Under the new law, property tax rates could be frozen for Social Security, retirement-eligible Missourians. It is up to each individual county government to opt into participating in this tax relief for eligible seniors.
On July 19, 2023 the Clay County Commission heard a presentation from staff regarding Missouri Senate Bill 190. The presentation was designed to highlight some of the aspects of the new law that will need to be answered before adequate procedures and processes can be developed for implementation. It is important to both the Clay County Commission and staff to ensure we move forward in a manner committed to the fair and equitable application of Senate Bill 190, which became the Homestead Property Tax Credit on August 28, 2023.