Assessment and Collection Dates
Kentucky property tax law establishes the assessment date of all property as January 1st of each year. All property assessment information is processed and maintained solely by the Property Valuation Office of each county and the Kentucky Department of Revenue. Further detailed information regarding assessments and property records in Ohio County can be found at http://www.ohiopva.com/
Unless otherwise advised, Ohio County property taxes become due and payable annually to the Ohio County Sheriff's Office beginning October 1. The following collection dates apply:
2% Discount October 1 through November 1
Face Value November 2 through December 31
5% Penalty January 1 through January 31
21% Penalty February 1 through April 15, 2019
All delinquent tax bills for the preceding year not paid to the Sheriff by the close of business on April 15, 2019 will be transferred to the Ohio County Clerk for further collection proceedings. After this date, additional penalties and interest will be assessed to these unpaid tax bills. No prior-year taxes can be collected by the Sheriff's Office after the April 15 transfer.
Address Changes and Duplicate Bill Requests
Tax bill address information is maintained by the Ohio County Property Valuation (PVA) Office and cannot be altered by the Ohio County Sheriff. If you need to make permanent changes to your property tax mailing address, please contact the PVA office at 270.298.4433.
Our office recommends that anyone who has not received their expected tax bill by October 10th of the tax year to request a duplicate tax bill. Duplicate tax bills can be mailed, faxed, or emailed at any time during the collection period upon request. PLEASE NOTE: A request for a duplicate tax bill to be sent to an alternate address DOES NOT constitute a permanent change of address for future tax bill mailings.
How to Pay Property Taxes:
Taxes may be paid at the Ohio County Sheriff’s Office at 301 South Main Street, Hartford, Kentucky;
or mailed to PO Box 186, Hartford, Kentucky 42347; or paid online.
24 hour tax bill drop box located on the Sheriff’s Tax Office door.
Post-marked bills are accepted.
Payment may be made in person by cash, check, money order or credit card.
Please do not mail cash.
All refund checks are mailed out at the end of each month. If you have a question regarding your refund please call 270.298.4444.
Homestead and Disability Exemptions:
A homeowner may be eligible for an exemption based on age (65 or older) or disability. To determine eligibility, please contact the Ohio County PVA Office at 270.298.4433.