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 McCracken County can be found at www.mccrackenpva.com.Unless otherwise advised, McCracken County property taxes become due and payable annually to the McCracken County Sheriff's Office beginning November 1 of the year for which they are assessed. The following collection dates apply:
December 1 - December 31... Face Value
January 1 - January 31... 5% Penalty
February 1 - April 15... 21% Penalty
All delinquent tax bills for the preceding year not paid to the Sheriff by the close of business on April 15 will be transferred to the McCracken 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 McCracken County Property Valuation (PVA) Office and cannot be altered by the McCracken County Sheriff. If you need to make permanent changes to your property tax mailing address, please fill out the Property Valuation Office's address change form at http://qpublic5.qpublic.net/ky_mccracken_change.php.
Due to time restraints in preparing the county tax roll, address changes made after June of the tax year will not be reflected on the tax bills printed for that year. In these instances, a duplicate tax bill with updated address information should be requested from the McCracken County Sheriff's Office, and the replacement tax bill will be provided as soon as it becomes available. Our office also recommends that anyone who has not received their expected tax bill by November 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.Hours of Operation and Payment Options
Tax payments can be submitted by mail or in person at our office Monday - Friday from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM of each week during the collection period. Payments can be made by cash, check, and all major credit and debit cards*. Phone payment options are also now available via credit card or e-check*. We apologize that online tax payments are not currently available.
*Additional fees apply to credit/debit card and e-check payments. All means of electronic payments will have a convenience fee charged to your account in addition to the amount of your tax payment. This fee is charged by our electronic merchant agent and is not a fee assessed or received by the McCracken County Sheriff's Office. The amount of these fees is calculated at the time of the transaction, at which time you can accept or decline to continue. Additional information on credit and debit card payments and consumer fees is available upon request.