|If there are errors on your electronic Tax Statements or you do not own property for which you are billed, please contact your Prairie County Tax Collectors office at 1-870-256-4764. Additions, deletions or corrections to Personal Property are made with the Prairie County Assessors office and cannot be modified electronically.
The County Collector is the collector of taxes for the county, which includes the collection of municipal, county, school and improvement district taxes. Once these taxes are collected, the collector is responsible for submitting them to the county treasurer.
The Collectors office is also responsible for collecting ad valorem property taxes for all assessments of real estate and personal property within the county. Taxes are collected the following year after assessments are completed. Tax books open March 1 each year. Current taxes can be paid any time between March 1 and October 15 without a penalty.
After October 15 a 10 percent (10%) penalty is added to your personal property and real estate taxes. In addition to the 10% penalty, interest on real estate taxes is added each month until taxes are paid.