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The base rate for sewer is less than the base rate for water; however, the sewer volumetric rate is higher than the water volumetric rate. Therefore, with increased usage the total sewer charge will become higher than the total water charge. The capital and maintenance expenses associated with safely and adequately transporting sewage from homes and businesses to the sewage treatment plant are significantly higher than transporting water to homes and businesses. Click HERE for the most recent water and sewer rates.
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The City of Osage Beach accepts cash, checks, and money orders via mail or at City Hall. The City also accepts credit/debit cards at the City Hall window, online at www.municipalonlinepayments.com/osagebeachmo, or over the phone by calling 833-227-1755. In addition, the City offers direct debit as an electronic alternative by automatically drafting the utility payment out of a checking or savings account every month on the due date. Click HERE for the Direct Debit Authorization Form.
Yes, after these documents are audited, they are made available to the public. Copies are available for review at City Hall, electronic copies can be accessed by clicking HERE, and a copy is mailed to both the Osage Beach Public Library and the Camdenton Public Library for public viewing each year.
A short-term rental, or a short-term vacation rental (STR), is defined as a rental of a residential dwelling or unit for periods of less than 30 consecutive days.
The City of Osage Beach does NOT have specific regulations that restrict or prohibit short-term rentals within our residential zones or in commercial zones where residential condominiums are a permitted use; except for the R-3 multi-family zones, which do have a requirement of a 30-day minimum stay.
A City of Osage Business License or Occupational License is NOT required. Renting residential property in and of itself does not meet the City’s definition of engaging in business. However, property management of other similar activity may meet said definition to require a license. Contact the City Clerk’s Office for more information.
Collection of Sales Tax and Lodging Tax is required!
a) Sales taxes are required to be collected and remitted to the State of Missouri. The City’s sales tax to be collected on applicable rental charges and other applicable services (i.e., cleaning service) for Camden County portion of the City = 7.475%, Miller County portion of the City = 7.725%. Contact the Missouri Department of Revenue for tax identification registration and tax forms for remittance. https://dor.mo.gov/business/
b) Lodging taxes are required to be collected and remitted to the county where the property is located. For properties in Camden County, lodging tax of 3.0% are to be collected on rental charges; for properties in Miller County, lodging tax of 5.0% are to be collected on rental charges. Contact the Tri-County Lodging Association (TCLA) for property registration and tax forms for remittance. http://tri-countylodging.com/forms.html