Staff Report

The Grayson County Sheriff’s Office began collecting property taxes on Friday.

GCSO will accept tax payments each weekday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will also be open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturdays during the month of November for those taxpayers who are unable to come in during the week.

Property taxes may also be paid online at Mailed tax payments must include a self-addressed stamped envelope in order for a receipt to be mailed back.

County ordinance states that the sheriff cannot accept a tax payment that does not include the fire and rescue dues without a signed opt-out form.

If tax payments are mailed and the taxpayer wishes to opt out of the fire and rescue dues, an opt-out form with the taxpayer’s signature must be mailed with the payment. Requests for opt-out forms may be made by calling (270) 259-3024.

Taxpayers should begin receiving their property tax bills during the first week of November. Property owners who do not receive their tax bill by Nov. 11 are asked to call the sheriff's office at (270) 259-3024 during normal operating hours.

Penalty dates for tax collection are as follows:

If taxes are paid between Nov. 1-30, the taxpayer will receive a 2 percent discount.

If taxes are paid between Dec. 1-31, taxpayers will pay what is stated on their bill.

A 5 percent penalty will be charged if taxes are paid between Jan. 1-31.

A 21 percent penalty will be charged if taxes are paid between Feb. 1-28.

After April 15, 2020, tax bills are considered delinquent and are turned over to Grayson County Clerk Charlotte Willis's office for collection, as the sheriff's office cannot accept any tax payments after that date.

City property taxes will also be due at this time for those who live in city limits of Leitchfield, Clarkson or Caneyville and can be paid at the city hall in the taxpayer's city.