Your County Assessor, Jama Berry

Welcome to the Ozark County Assessor's homepage. The County Assessor's Office strives to provide the best service to the taxpayers of Ozark County. As your Ozark County Assessor, I would like to welcome you to our website.

Jama and her staff are glad you visited our site. Please call our office if you have any questions. We are glad to provide you with any help and assistance that you may need.


The Assessor's job is to place value on all taxable real and personal property, within the county as of January 1st, the assessment date set by the State Statute. All county assessors' offices are regulated and overseen by the Missouri State Tax Commission. Monthly visits by field representatives and annual spot reviews of properties, aid them in evaluating the Assessor's compliance with the statue requirements. This includes real estate and personal property of all individuals and businesses.

The assessed value, as determined by the Assessor's office, is a percentage of the market value of the property. The assessment percentage is set by state law and determined by the classification of the property. The classification and assessment rates of real property include Agricultural 12%, Residential 19% and Commercial properties at 32%. The assessed property value is one part of the formula in determining property taxes, with the other factor being a tax rate or levy, which is determined by the various taxing entities and jurisdictions. These include thirteen separate school districts, eight road districts, ten cities, nine fire districts and nine other miscellaneous levy districts such as ambulance, senior citizens, junior college, etc. Presently Ozark County receives no property tax levy for operations, depending on sales tax for day to day funding. Shopping locally within the County is the best way to keep your taxes low while maintaining the level of service we all expect and depend upon.

Office Information

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Office Hours

Monday thru Friday, except holidays
8:00am to 4:30pm, closed 12:00-12:30 for lunch

Contact Us

Real Estate and Mapping Phone Number: (417) 679-4705
Personal Property: (417) 679-4705
Fax Number: (417) 679-3131

Location & Mailing Address

Ozark County Courthouse
Jama Berry, Assessor
Courthouse Sq # 2,
Gainesville, MO 65655