Property Taxes Now Due

Property Taxes

The Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office, as established in Kentucky law by KRS 134.140 and 160.500, is the collector of all state, county, school, and district taxes that are derived from assessed real, tangible, and intangible properties. The office is then responsible for the distribution of tax collections to the appropriate taxing authority or jurisdiction. They collect approximately $71 million in taxes each year.

Property taxes are to be paid at the Sheriff’s office at the County Courthouse.

Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office
County Courthouse
300 South Buckman St
Shepherdsville, KY 40165


The Sheriff normally receives the tax bills from the County Clerk at the end of September. By statute, they may not accept tax payments prior to this time. Most taxpayers should anticipate receiving bills the first week of October. The bill will show five different due dates and payment amounts. For the 2019 tax year, the dates and amounts due are as follows:

Received or postmarked by:

11/01 Face value, less a 2% discount
12/31 Face value
01/31 Face value, plus a 5% penalty
04/15 Face value, plus a 21% penalty

Their office recognizes post office postmarks as evidence of timely payment. Collection dates and penalty amounts are set by statute and approved by the Kentucky Revenue Cabinet; the City or Sheriff’s office has no authority to negotiate these matters.

If you have not received your tax bill by the end of October, please contact the Sheriff’s office and a duplicate bill will be sent to you promptly.

No. Bills are sent to the owner of record on January 1st of the taxing year. Mortgage companies sometimes purchase the tax rolls from PVA getting your tax information. It is your responsibility to make sure your mortgage company gets your bill.

You may mail a check or money order with your tax payment voucher to the post office box or physical address, or you may pay in person. You may also pay online at Credit card fees apply. A receipt will be emailed to you after the transaction.

Credit cards are accepted with a fee that is charged by the credit card company.

Unfortunately, they are unable to accept partial payments on tax bills. If you’re having difficulty paying your bill, make sure you’re receiving any exemptions, such as homestead or disability, to which you may be entitled. It’s also recommended to plan in advance for this annual expense. Although rates and assessments may change from year to year, the amount due is usually similar from one year to the next. If you have a mortgage, you could consider establishing an escrow account with your lender. The mortgage company will then add enough to your monthly mortgage payment to pay your property taxes on your behalf at the end of the year.


Your cancelled check or money order stub serves as your receipt; however, they will mail you a receipt if you enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your tax payment. If you pay in person at their physical address, they will provide a receipt at the time you make your payment.

The tax year for our community is a calendar, as opposed to a fiscal, tax year. In other words, the bill that you receive in October of 2019 represents the taxes you owe for the period beginning January 1, 2018 and ending December 31, 2018.

Please forward that tax bill to the new owner at your prior address.

Please contact the Bullitt County Clerk at 502-955-6369 to request a payoff amount for delinquent real property tax bills.

Kentucky law requires the tax bill to be issued in the name of the January 1st owner. If the house has been sold or transferred after January 1st, the bill is sent to the person who owned the property on the 1st day of the taxing year. Therefore, a closing agent or attorney will usually calculate and collect the prorated taxes due from each party at closing. In some cases, the agent or attorney will then pay the bill to the Sheriff. In other cases, the buyer or seller may receive a credit on the settlement statement but will then be responsible for paying the bill to the Sheriff. Please check with your closing agent or attorney for instructions on your responsibility. Also note that the Sheriff’s office requires payment in full of the tax bill by one or both of the parties; they cannot accept prorated payments.

These are exemptions that enable you to reduce the taxable assessment (and accordingly your tax bill) of the home that you own and within which you live if you are over the age of 65 or are totally disabled. Please refer any questions regarding these exemptions to the Property Valuation Administrator’s Office at 502-543-7480 or 502-955-8873.