Bates County Personal Property Taxes

A reminder for those of you that haven’t paid your Personal Property Taxes, the deadline is quickly approaching. There are a few changes this year. A few reminders for those still needing to pay. The deadline to pay Personal Property Taxes in person will be December 30th at 4:30 pm. Those paying by mail face a December 31st postmark.

According to, personal Property Taxes should be paid to the Administrative Office on the southwest corner of the Butler Square. There is an outside drop box on the east side of the Administrative building. The Bates County Collector’s Office will be closed on Friday, December 31st.

For those mailing last-minute taxes, on December 31st. Remember,  the post office postmarks anything dropped in the outside mailbox after 2 m on December 31st with a January 1st , 2021 postmark date.

If you are mailing your Bates County Personal Property Taxes at the last minute, you will need to go inside the Post Office to make sure the Post Master adjusts the stamp to reflect the December 31st postmark date.

Any mail from the outside mailbox at the post office after 2 pm will have a postmark date of January 1st and those late payments will be subject to fines.

The deadline to avoid penalties is Friday, December 31st. Payments must be made at the Administrative building on the Southwest Corner of the Butler Square. The deadline to mail in person is set for Thursday, December 30th.

( confirmation: The Butler Post Office will be open on December 31st with business as usual)