The City of Bel-Ridge imposes a use tax on purchases from out-of-state vendors in the amount of 1.25 percent.     

A new Missouri law has expanded the application of the use tax so that such tax is now applicable to certain purchases from out-of-state vendors that were previously exempt.

This notice is intended to apprise all interested parties of such change.

        Pursuant to Section 144.761 RSMo, a petition signed by fifteen percent of the registered voters of the city voting in the last gubernatorial election may be submitted to the city calling for an election to repeal the local use tax.





First posted December 2021

During 2021, the City of Bel-Ridge, Missouri, met the minimum standards established by Section 67.287.2 RSMo. as set forth below. For more information, contact the City Clerk at 314-429-2878.

  • The City approved a balanced annual budget listing anticipated revenues and expenditures, as required in Section 67.010 RSMo.
  • A certified public accounting firm conducted an annual audit of the finances of the City that includes a report on the internal controls utilized by the City to prevent misuse of public funds. The City has included with the audit records its current procedures that show compliance with the recommended internal controls.
  • The City used cash management and accounting system that accounts for all revenues and expenditures.
  • The City maintained the levels of insurance that it believes to be adequate to minimize risk, including (a) General liability coverage; (b) Liability coverage with endorsements to cover emergency medical personnel and paramedics: not applicable; (c) Police professional liability: not applicable; (d) Workers compensation benefits for injured employees as required under the provisions of Chapter 287 RSMo.; and (e) Bonds for Public Officials as required by Sections 79.280 and the city code.

Copies of these insurance policies and bonds are available for inspection at the office of the City Clerk

  • The City provided access at the office of the City Clerk to a complete set of ordinances adopted by its governing body, available to the public within ten business days of a written request. An online version of codified ordinances was available through
  • The City contracted for police services with the City of Normandy. The Normandy Police Department was accredited by the Missouri Police Chiefs Association.
  • The police department serving the City had written policies regarding the safe operation of emergency vehicles, including a policy on police pursuits.
  • The police department serving the City had written policies regarding the use of force by peace officers.
  • The police department serving the City had written general orders.
  • The police department serving the City had written policies for collecting and reporting all crime and police stop data for the City as required by law. Such policies were forwarded to the Missouri Attorney General's office.
  • The City conducted a construction code review by city staff.