Budget Information | Reports | Property Tax Rates
The Finance Department is responsible for all financial functions and technology systems of the City of Maryland Heights. Within the department are four programs or divisions: Finance, Geographic Information Services, Information Technology and Risk Management.
The Finance program performs the accounting functions of the city. It generates all financial reports, performs cash management and adherence to federal and state regulations regarding payroll reporting, budget publication, investing, grant compliance, etc. The city has been awarded the Governmental Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement in Financial Reporting for its consolidated annual financial report (CAFR) and the GFOA Distinguished Budget Preparation Award for its annual budget document each year since 1989.
Geographic Information Services
Geographic Information Services (GIS) provides centralized mapping and spatial data analysis for all departments.
Information Technology (IT) provides computer hardware and software support and support of the city’s office technology systems. It maintains the wide area network, management information system, telephone system, pagers, voice mail and copy machines.
The Risk Management program protects the city against financial consequences of unforeseen losses and its employees from financial loss resulting from on-duty injuries or illness.
The City's 2020 annual budget and 2021 proposed annual budget is available in its entirety for public review. The full budget document is over 500 pages and might take an extended period of time to open, even with the fastest internet connections. For faster viewing, select the links below to view specific sections of the budget document. A summary of the budget for the current year (2021), referred to as a Budget in Brief is available here.
- Transmittal Letter
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- User's Guide
- Community Development
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- Human Services
- Debt Service
- Capital Improvement Plan
Budget Education and Reports
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) is city management's representation of the city's finances for a given year.
Each CAFR is divided into three sections. The Introductory Section includes a list of city officials and the city's organizational chart. The Financial Section includes the independent auditors' report, financial statements and supplementary information. The Statistical Section includes unaudited financial data and demographic information.
Click on any of the links below to view that year's CAFR:
Each year's Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) is a summary of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for that year. PAFRs are created to communicate the city's financial position to taxpayers.
Click on the links below for that year's PAFR:
Budget in Brief
The Budget in Brief is designed to give the public a concise overview of the City's financial status and plans for the coming year.
Click on the links below for that year's Budget in Brief
Property Tax Rates by District
Residents can expect to receive their property tax bill from the St. Louis County Collector's Office in late November each year. Please note that the City of Maryland Heights is NOT involved in the assessment, billing or collection of property tax. The table below shows the tax rates for each of the taxing districts that collect property taxes from Maryland Heights residents. The tax amount in the third column is based on a home with a market value of $150,000. The rates below are based on information provided by St. Louis County. Click here for the rate database.
|Property Tax Rates by District|
|County-Wide Districts||Tax Rate (in%)||Tax Amount (in $)|
|State of Missouri||.0300||$8.55|
|St. Louis County: General||.1950||55.58|
|County Health Fund||.1310||37.34|
|County Park Maintenance||.0460||13.11|
|County Bond Retire||.0190||5.42|
|Roads and Bridges||.0980||27.93|
|St. Louis Community College||.2112||60.19|
|Special School District||1.1912||339.49|
|Metro Zoo Museum District||.2694||76.78|
|Sewer Districts||Tax Rate (in %)||Tax Amount (in $)|
|School Districts||Tax Rate (in %)||Tax Amount (in $)|
|Fire Districts||Tax Rate (in %)||Tax Amount (in $)|
|Local Government District||Tax Rate (in %)||Tax Amount (in $)|
|City of Maryland Heights||0||$0|
*County-wide districts levy a property tax on all St. Louis County property owners.
*The Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) services most of St. Louis County. Depending on your service, Maryland Heights property owners pay one of these rates.
*Maryland Heights is served by two school districts. Property owners pay one of these rates.
*Maryland Heights is served by four fire protection districts. Property owners pay one of these rates listed.
*The City of Maryland Heights levies no property tax, so this will not be on your bill.
*Maryland Heights homeowners pay an annual $50 fee to fund our sewer lateral insurance program. This fee is on your property tax bill and is collected by St. Louis County, who then remits it to us.
If you would like to know more about our sewer lateral insurance program or find out which school or fire protection district serves your residence, contact the City at (314) 291-6550. If you have questions about your bill or how St. Louis County determines market or assessed valuation, please call (314) 615-1500 for personal property or (314) 615-2555 for real estate property.