ST. LOUIS, MO, NOVEMBER 3, 2020 –┬áSt. Louis Proposition R, a property tax to fund early childhood services measure, was on the ballot as a referral in St. Louis on November 3, 2020. It was approved.

A “yes” vote supports authorizing an additional property tax of $60 per $100,000 in assessed value to generate an estimated $2.3 million per year in revenue for childhood services for children five years of age or younger. The assessed value of property is a percentage of actual or market value.

A “no” vote opposes this measure to authorize an additional property tax of $60 per $100,000 in assessed value to fund early childhood services, thereby leaving the city’s existing property tax rate of $190 per $100,000 in assessed value in place.In Missouri, property is assessed at various percentages of market or actual value depending on the type of property:

  • Houses – 19% of actual value
  • Farm machines – 12% of actual value
  • Historic cars and planes – 5% of actual value
  • Crops – 0.5% of actual value
  • Other vehicles – 33.3% of actual value

This means that a home with the median actual value of $140,000 for St. Louis would be assessed at $26,600. This means the Proposition R tax would be $15.96 for this home. Read more.