How do I pay my sewer tax bill?
After completion of the sewer district, a tax bill will be issued to cover the cost of the sewer project. At that time each property owner will be sent a letter stating the exact amount of their tax bill. You have 2 options to pay for your sewer tax bill.
  • The first option is to pay the tax bill in full within 30 days of the issuance of the tax bill with no interest being charged.
  • The second option is to take advantage of the city's installment plan. With this plan your payments are spread out over a 15-year period, with the first payment being due one year after the issuance of the tax bill. One-fifteenth of the assessment, along with the interest on the unpaid balance, is due annually. On the annual payment date, additional payments can be made to the principal balance. At any time during the 15-year period the balance can be paid in full. This payoff would also include the interest to the payoff date (very similar to a home loan). Tax bill interest rates are generally less than most home loans.

Springfield also has a sanitary sewer lateral loan program to assist in the cost of connecting houses / businesses to the sewer system. The cost to connect the building service to the public sewer is a separate cost to the property owner. The lateral loan program allows for loans up to $1,500 to be repaid over 120 months at an interest rate of 6% per annum.

Financial assistance is also available from community development funds for applicants meeting income guidelines for both the sewer district tax bills and the building lateral connection. This program can help with up to 100% of these costs. Call Marti Fewell at 417-864-1039 for information on this program.

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1. How do I pay my sewer tax bill?
2. How do you initiate the construction of public sewers?
3. How is my monthly sewer bill calculated?
4. What actions are taken for sewer districts?
5. What are the advantages of public sewers?
6. What determines the cost per property for public sewers?
7. Where are the sewer lines located?
8. Who is responsible for the construction clean up?