Staff Report

The Grayson County Sheriff’s Office is reminding citizens that 2018 property tax bills will be mailed out Monday, Oct. 29.

Per Kentucky Revised Statutes, the GCSO cannot accept property tax payments until Nov. 1, 2018.

If you do not receive your 2018 property tax bill by Wednesday, Nov. 7, you are asked to contact the GCSO at 270-259-3024.

There are three ways you may pay your property tax bill: You may come to the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office and pay in person; you may mail your payment in with your tax bill; or you may pay online at www.gcsheriff.net.

"Please note that if you come into the office or you mail your tax payment in, and you wish to 'opt out' of the fire dues, you must attach a signed “opt out” form with your payment," said Grayson County Sheriff Norman Chaffins.

Opt out forms are available at the GCSO upon request. Any tax bill received at the sheriff's office that does not include fire dues and also does not have a signed “opt out” form attached will be sent back to the property owner with an “opt out” form. That form must be signed and sent back to the sheriff’s office with the payment attached.

Payments should be mailed to Sheriff Norman Chaffins, Grayson County Sheriff, 44 Public Square, Leitchfield, KY 42754.

If a property owner has multiple tax bills on separate parcels, an “opt out” form is required for each tax bill in which the taxpayer wishes to “opt out.” These guidelines were passed through an ordinance approved by the Grayson County Fiscal Court in 2016.

The GCSO will be open on every Saturday in November from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. to collect taxes.

Below are the dates in which the property tax bills can be paid. Checks should be made out to Grayson County Sheriff Norman Chaffins.

"It would also make it easier on the GCSO if you put your tax bill number in the memo section of the check," said Chaffins.

2 percent discount period: Nov. 1, 2018-Nov. 30, 2018

Face amount: Dec. 1-Dec. 31, 2018

5 percent penalty: Jan. 1, 2019-Jan. 31, 2019

21 percent penalty: Feb. 1, 2019-April 15, 2019