Residents, visitors and businesses pay various types of taxes to a variety of taxing entities to support public services. In Cape Girardeau, sales tax is a critical source of revenue for the city government to provide infrastructure, safety and quality of life services.

About Sales Taxes

The sales tax rate is 7.975% in the city of Cape Girardeau, of which, the City of Cape Girardeau municipal government collects a 2.75% sales tax. The City also receives a small portion of property taxes from Cape Girardeau County.

 Cape Girardeau City Sales Tax
 General Sales Tax  1.000%
 Transportation Sales Tax  0.500%
 Capital Improvement Sales Tax (Water Plant)  0.250%
 Capital Improvement Sales Tax (Sewer)  0.250%
 Fire Safety Sales Tax  0.250%
 Parks and Stormwater Sales Tax  0.500%
City Subtotal 2.750% 
County Sales Tax  1.000% 
State Sales Tax  4.225% 
 Total  7.975%

All Missouri Sales Taxes: View Rates, Download Rate Cards



About  Property Taxes

Property Tax ProportionThe Cape Girardeau County Assessor's Office is required by the State of Missouri to discover, identify, classify and assess all real and personal property within Cape Girardeau County. Visit capecounty.us for more information. Of these taxes paid, most of it supports local schools. 




Taxing Agencies
State of Missouri
County of Cape Girardeau
City of Cape Girardeau
Cape Library
Jackson Library
Cape, Jackson, NH Schools

Gross Receipts Taxes
Hotel/motel and restaurant taxes

How iss this revenue spent?
Find City budget information at cityofcape.org/finance.

Special Tax Districts
Affected voters initiated and approved the additional taxes below.

Special Tax Districts
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Downtown CID (MAP)
.5% Sales Tax

Town Plaza CID (MAP)
1% Sales Tax

(Downtown) Special Business
District (MAP)
Property Tax

Additional Tax Resources 
Missouri State Statutes - Property Taxes

Cape Area MAGNET

Missouri Dept. of Revenue