Every November, the county sends out tax bills to all property owners. The taxes involved are collected to maintain the county government, provide community services, fund education and many other programs.
The Sheriff is responsible for the collection of these bills until April 15th of the following year. At that time, any bill that has not been collected becomes known as “delinquent” and is presented to the County Clerk for further collection. Before the end of August, each year, the County Clerk must conduct what is known as a tax sale in an effort to collect the remaining delinquencies. Notice is given through the local newspaper and on the County Clerk’s website to the delinquent parties.
In order to collect on these taxes, third-party purchasers, registered with the KY Revenue Cabinet, are welcomed to take part in the tax sale and relieve the burden the delinquencies have placed on the county. Subsequently, the third-party purchasers place liens against the property owners until the outstanding bills have been paid in full. These liens are recorded in the land records.
PLEASE SEE THE DELINQUENT TAX SALE AGENDA FOR AN OVERVIEW OF OUR SALE.
Click here to download the pdf
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Delinquent Tax Information
“It is the responsibility of the Scott County Sheriff’s Office to collect property taxes for the State, the County, School Districts and sometimes, cities…”
— per the Scott County Sheriff’s Department.
To find current year tax information and previous year tax bills paid ‘in good time’, please visit the Software Management Delinquent Taxes Website
The Scott County Clerk’s Office will receive the 2020 Delinquent Tax Certificates on or about April 15, 2021. A list of the CURRENT YEAR DELINQUENT BILLS will be available for inspection on this website. The list will be updated on a monthly basis. The status of these bills is subject to change without notice. For delinquent tax bill searches prior to the current year, please contact our software company at 1-800-466-9445 for online access OR you may visit our office Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm.
Eligible taxpayers may choose to setup a payment plan for the current year delinquencies with our Scott County Attorney. For more information, please contact that office at 502-863-7870.
ALL ADVERTISING COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH DELINQUENT TAXES WILL BE APPLIED TO EACH BILL ON July 1st, 2021.
Accepted forms of payment
Acceptable forms of payment are cash, cashier’s check, money order and/or debit/credit cards. Please note that the use of a debit/credit card will incur a 2.75% fee charged by the vendor.
Open Records Disclaimer
Open Records Requests will be processed according to the following policy:
- Certain items may be excluded in whole or in part if they contain exempted information as prescribed under KRS 61.878.
- The Scott County Clerk’s Office is funded by collecting statutory fees. Accordingly, copies of records are fist subjected to the fee schedules established by KRS 64.012 AND KRS 64.019.
COPIES will be charged at $.25 per page. ALL FEES, including postage, if necessary, must be paid in advance.
Per KRS 61.874(3)(c), any type of media used to comply with a request is at the sole discretion of the Clerk and cost incurred for such accommodation, if granted, will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
- The request may be:
Hand-delivered/mailed to Scott County Clerk, 101 E Main St, Georgetown, KY 40324
Faxed to 502-863-4648 (ELECTION DEPT)
Emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org OR email@example.com
- All open records requests should be submitted on the prescribed Open Records Request Form on the Scott County Clerk’s website at scottcountyclerk.com.
- A determination will be made within five (5) working days from the date an application is received (excepting Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays) regarding approval of the request, and the requestor will be notified in writing of the decision within the five (5) day period.
Per KRS 61.874, applicants requesting copies of public records for a commercial purpose must provide a certified statement to the Scott County Clerk stating the commercial purpose for which the records will be used. If approved, applicants will be required to enter into a contract with the Scott County Clerk. The contract will state the fee required by the Clerk to produce the copies, including labor and production cost.
Accepted methods of payment are cash, money order, cashier check, and personal checks. We accept Visa, Discover, AMX or MasterCard.
Please be advised that the use of a debit or credit card will incur a vendors' fee of 2.75% of the total amount of the transaction.