Mission Statement

To optimally manage the County's finances through its accounting functions and ensure the proper safeguarding and preservation of the County's financial resources.

What We Do

The Finance Department accomplishes its mission by ensuring all the financial operations and transactions are adequately managed and accounted for in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and other legally mandated standards as required by state statutes and county ordinances.

Finance staff assists the Chief Budget Officer with the development of the County's annual budget and is also responsible for overseeing the annual outside financial audit which includes preparation of the annual financial statements. In addition, the Finance Department ensures timely payments are made through its accounts payable functions.

County Budget by Year

Outside Audit/Compliance Report

Clay County Sales Tax Rates

  • County Sales Tax - .500%
  • County General Sales Tax - .250%
  • County Law Enforcement Tax - .125%
  • Children's Service Fund - .250%
  • Total Local Sales Tax - 1.125%
  • Local Option Use Tax - 1.125%

Clay County, Mo.

Contact Us

Finance & Administrative Services
Finance Department

Diane Gruber
Appropriations Manager

Austin Olson
Interim Fiscal Accountability Manager

1 Courthouse Square
Liberty, Missouri 64068

Phone: (816) 407-3640
Fax: (816) 407-3631