Addressing Local Mental Health Needs via County-level Property Tax – 2019

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by Lindsey Nienstedt, BA, Abigail Barker, PhD, Leah Kemper, MPH, and Timothy McBride, PhD | November 2019

The county-level property-based mill tax is used in some Missouri counties to strengthen mental health programs, services and supports.  This brief examines how this tax works and serves as an informational resource for local governments and organizations looking at a mill tax as a way to address the unmet mental health needs of their communities.

View an updated brief from 2021.