Mehlville Fire District sets 2021 tax rates

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The Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors unanimously set its 2021 tax rate — which governs how much taxpayers pay in their property taxes due Dec. 31 — at a Sept. 29 tax-rate hearing. 

The MFPD has a blended tax rate of 60 cents per $100 assessed valuation, a roughly 2-cent decrease from the 62-cent blended tax rate set by the board in 2019. The blended rate is not levied. 

Assessed values in the district saw a 7.33-percent increase over 2020, with a $171 million increase in real estate assessed values and a $35 million increase in personal property assessed values. 

The approved 2021 tax rates per $100 of assessed valuation: 

• Residential real estate — $0.521

• Commercial real estate — $0.711

• Agricultural real estate — $0.959 

Personal property — $0.868 

The 2021 tax rates project $18.12 million for fiscal year 2022. The county will retain 1.5 percent, resulting in $17.85 million for district use.