IMPORTANT CHANGE FOR TAX PAYMENTS
EFFECTIVE MAY 1, 2017
TAX BILLS ARE NOW REQUIRED TO MAKE PROPERTY TAX PAYMENTS
(Excluding Automated Payment Customers)
The Bourbon County Sheriff’s Office REQUIRES a Tax Bill(s) for ALL Property Tax payments. When making payment in our office you MUST bring ALL of your tax bills. If you do not have your tax bill(s), you must pay a $1.00 fee per tax bill for a copy. This fee must be paid separately from your property tax payment.
IMPORTANT TAX NOTICE INFORMATION FOR 2016 TAX COLLECTIONS
All tax bills are mailed to the homeowner. If you have an Escrow account, you will need to contact your Mortgage Company to see if they require a copy from you.
2017 Collection Dates for Bourbon County, KY Property Taxes:
November 1, 2017 – November 30, 2017 = 2% Discount Period *
December 1, 2017 – January 2, 2018 = Base Amount Period *
January 3, 2018 – January 31, 2018 = 5% Penalty Period *
February 1, 2018 – April 16, 2018 = 21% Penalty Period *
*In accordance with KRS 134.119 we accept a United States Postmark.
Our Normal Office Hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm
(Closed for Lunch 12 Noon – 1pm)
During the months of November and December we are OPEN during lunch for your convenience to pay Property Taxes.
The Bourbon County Sheriff’s Office will be CLOSED for the observance of the following Holidays:
Friday, November 10, 2017 Veterans Day
Thursday & Friday, November 23 & 24, 2017 Thanksgiving
Monday & Tuesday, December 25 & 26, 2017 Christmas
Friday, December 29, 2017 & Monday, January 1, 2018 New Years
On February 1, 2018 we will mail out Delinquent Notices for all unpaid tax bills to the homeowner. At the end of our business day on Monday, April 16, 2018, all unpaid tax bills will be turned over to the County Clerk for collections, where additional significant fees will apply.
ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF PAYMENT: OUR OFFICE DOES NOT ACCEPT FOREIGN FUNDS
*WE ONLY ACCEPT CHECKS DRAWN ON U.S. DOMESTIC BANKS.
We accept Debit & Credit Cards, Cash, Cashier’s Checks, Money Orders, Personal and Business Checks. We do not accept third party checks.
PLEASE NOTE: Credit and Debit Card payments can only be made in person, as we do not have the ability to offer online or phone tax payments. Fees for using Credit & Debit Cards are 3.5%. (i.e. Tax bill = $1,575.00, Fee = $55.13) Actual Fees will be disclosed when card is scanned for your approval, prior to processing.
In accordance with KRS 514.040 (4)(b), there is a $50.00 Return Check fee for all returned checks. All tax bills paid by a Returned Check will be Unpaid.
Checks are made payable to: Mark L. Matthews, Sheriff
Mailing Address: 301 Main Street, Suite 104, Paris, KY 40361