NEWS RELEASE DATE: 3/24/2020
Due to the emergency situation created by the Covid-19 virus, the State of Kentucky has extended the deadline for paying Property Taxes, to the Sheriff’s Office, to Friday, May 15, 2020. Should this new deadline be extended further, we will update our website message.
IMPORTANT CHANGE FOR TAX PAYMENTS
TAX BILLS ARE NOW REQUIRED TO MAKE PROPERTY TAX PAYMENTS
(Excluding Automated Payment Customers)
The Franklin 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 2019 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.
2019 Collection Dates for Franklin County, KY Property Taxes:
November 1, 2019 – November 30, 2019 = 2% Discount Period *
December 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019 = Base Amount Period *
January 1, 2020 – January 31, 2020 = 5% Penalty Period *
February 1, 2020 – April 15, 2020 = 21% Penalty Period *
*In accordance with KRS 134.119 we accept a United States Postmark.
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office will be CLOSED for the observance of the following Holidays:
Thursday & Friday, November 28 & 29, 2019 Thanksgiving
Tuesday and Wednesday, December 24 & 25, 2019 Christmas
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 & Wednesday, January 1, 2020 New Years
On February 1, 2020 we will mail out Delinquent Notices for all unpaid tax bills to the homeowner. At the end of our business day on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 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.