Property Tax

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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:

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.

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING YOUR PROPERTY INFORMATION

If, after you have reviewed your tax bill, you believe your tax assessment has been significantly understated due to unrecognized property additions or improvements, you should contact the office of the McCracken County Property Valuation Administrator to discuss ydur concerns. Failure to report substantial property additions and improvements could result in a 20% penalty being added to your tax bill.

Address Changes

Tax bill mailing addresses, as well as all property description and assessment information, are maintained solely by the McCracken County Property Valuation Administrator. The McCracken County Sheriff cannot amend or alter any portion of an owner's tax bill for any reason without the authorized written permission of the Property Valuation Administrator. To request a permanent change of your tax bill mailing address, please fill out the Property Valuation Office's address change form at https://www.mccrackenpva.com/address-change/.

Duplicate Bill Requests

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, online 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*. Tax payments can be made online by clicking on the "Pay Now" button that's available November through April.

*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.