City Offices Closed July 4th and 5th for Independence Day

Trash Schedule Adjusted for July 4, 2024

The City of St. Louis will be celebrating Independence Day on July 4th and 5th, and as a result, all city offices will be closed on those days. This includes the offices of the Assessor, where applications for the Senior Citizen Property Tax Freeze Credit are being processed.

Due to the holiday, the roll cart trash collection schedule will be adjusted for July 4, 2024. Residents are advised to check their updated schedule to ensure proper disposal of their trash.

Applications for Senior Citizen Property Tax Freeze Credit Closed for 2024

The deadline to apply for the Senior Citizen Property Tax Freeze Credit was June 30, 2024. Over 5,500 senior citizens have applied for the credit, and the Assessor’s office is currently processing these applications. All applicants will receive a letter informing them of their approval status within the next 30 to 60 days.

The application process opened on March 1, 2024 and could be completed online or through mail or in-person delivery. The same opening and closing dates will be in place for next year’s applications.

Good news for seniors who do not collect social security – the Missouri legislature has removed the requirement to be eligible for the credit. This change will allow more seniors, including those in professions that do not pay into social security, to apply. If signed by the Governor, this change will go into effect on August 28, 2024. The City will allow those who were previously unable to apply due to this requirement to do so when the law goes into effect.

For more information on the Senior Property Tax Freeze Credit, please visit the Office of the Assessor’s website.

St. Louis City Public Safety Dispatchers Undergo Essential Training for Level Two Certification

Dispatchers in St. Louis City are participating in a crucial training program to upgrade their skills and elevate them to level two. This training is essential for providing efficient and effective emergency services to the community.

CEMA Announces Upgrades to Outdoor Warning Siren System

The City Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) has allocated $3.9 million for the replacement and maintenance of the Outdoor Warning Siren (OWS) system. Residents are encouraged to sign up for NotifySTL, a notification system that provides alerts and updates during emergencies. PSAs are also available in six additional languages to ensure all residents can receive important information.

Community Development Administration Hosts Open House on Flood Recovery Funds

The Community Development Administration (CDA) will be hosting two community engagement events to discuss long-term flood recovery efforts. These events will provide information on how residents can access funds for recovery and rebuilding.

Apply for Real Estate Tax Credits and Rent Rebates for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities

The City of St. Louis offers a service to help seniors and persons with disabilities apply for the Missouri Property Tax Credit Claim, also known as Circuit Breaker. This program provides financial assistance to eligible individuals for a portion of their paid real estate taxes. Applications for this program will open again next year, and may also open later this year for seniors who do not collect social security.

 

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