Who pays the Laclede County Surtax

On Tuesday voters in Laclede County will decide on a county-wide ballot question. The question asks voters to reduce the surtax charged to the commercial property by 50 percent. Lebanon R-3 Superintendent David Schmitz said the surtax is not charged on personal property but is charged on about 14 hundred parcels of commercial property.

Currently, Laclede County commercial property owners pay $1.03 per hundred dollars assessed valuation for the surtax.