2021 Tax Bills will be mailed in POSTCARD format. This is a change from previous years.
Our office will be receiving tax payments by mail or in person. We are following the CDC Recommendation of Social Distancing. Please follow all recommended precautions if visiting our office.
IMPORTANT TAX NOTICE INFORMATION FOR 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.
Collection Dates for Bourbon County, KY Property Taxes:
November 1 – November 30, 2% Discount Period *
December 1 – December 31, Base Amount Period *
January 1 – January 31, 5% Penalty Period *
February 1 – April 15, 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
The Bourbon County Sheriff’s Office will be CLOSED for the observance of the following Holidays:
Martin Luther King Day
On February 1 we will mail out Delinquent Notices for all unpaid tax bills to the homeowner. At the end of our business day on April 15 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: Bourbon County Sheriff’s Office
Mailing Address: 301 Main Street, Suite 104, Paris, KY 40361