If you still have questions about your current
Jefferson County tax bill or payment, please call:
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, 502-574-5479
If you have questions about the assessment on
your property, please call: Property Valuation
Administrator's Office, 502-574-6380 (for questions
about real estate assessments) or 502-574-6860
(for questions about personal property
Or visit their website at http://www.pvalouky.org/
If you Move....
You should notify the Property Valuation
Administrator's Office at: 502-574-6380(for real
estate bills) or 502-574-6860 (for personal
WHY DID I RECEIVE THIS BILL?
Tax bills for personal property are based on tangible and intangible personal property tax returns you
have filed with the State Revenue Cabinet or the Property Valuation Administrator's Office.
HOW WAS MY TAX CALCULATED?
The property tax bill lists the assessed value of your personal property, the tax rate applied by
various jurisdictions (such as the state, county, and school system) and the subtotal of each.
WHY DID I RECEIVE THIS BILL?
Tax bills for real estate property are sent to the owner of record as of January 1, or the current owner,
according to the records of the Property Valuation Administrator's Office. If you are not the current owner please call or forward this
bill to the owner if possible. If this is not possible, please notify the Sheriff's Office.
HOW WAS MY TAX CALCULATED?
The property tax bill lists the assessed value of your property, the tax rate that was applied by various
jurisdictions (such as the state, county and school systems) and the subtotal of each, (before discounts
or penalties). Pay only the single amount listed in the "If Paid By: Balance Due" areas at the top right
of your bill and on your payment stub. Do not submit separate payments for each subtotal!
I THOUGHT MY MORTGAGE COMPANY TOOK CARE OF THIS / WHY DID I GET THIS BILL?
In the past, you may not have known the amount of tax due, or which districts were taxing your
property. Again this year, all real estate property owners will receive a copy of the notice, even
if a mortgage company handles payment, so you can see how your tax
was calculated and where your tax dollars go.
WHAT IF I BOUGHT OR SOLD THE PROPERTY DURING THE YEAR?
The seller usually pays a pro-rated tax during closing for the portion of the year they owned the
property. The buyer is then responsible to pay the entire tax amount when billed. If you are in
doubt, refer to your closing settlement statement.
WHAT ARE HOMESTEAD AND DISABILITY EXEMPTIONS?
These exemptions can reduce your taxable assessment. The homestead exemption applies to people over 65
who own the home in which they live. The disability exemption applies to
people who are totally disabled and own the home in which they
live. If you think you might qualify for either of these
exemptions, and you are not already receiving the exemption, call the
Property Valuation Administrator's Office at 502-574-6380.
AM I RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING THIS BILL?
Yes. The property owner is legally responsible for ensuring that the tax bill is paid. However, if there
is a notice on your bill that your mortgage company will be paying the
taxes, you may assume that the mortgage company will use your escrow account to pay the tax. If
you are unsure, call them.
WHAT PAYMENT METHODS ARE AVAILABLE?
You may pay your bill by cash, check, money order or online with a credit card. Make your check or
money order payable to: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. Include the Property I.D. number, (shown on your
bill), on your check or money order. * PLEASE DO NOT SEND CASH THROUGH THE MAIL. Credit
Card payments will only be accepted through our website: http://www.jcsoky.org/ptax_search.htm.
WHEN IS MY PAYMENT DUE?
There is a schedule at the top right of your tax bill, and on your payment stub, showing the amount
that is due, depending on the date your payment is received. As you can see, if your payment is received in
the Sheriff's Office by the earliest date shown, you will receive a 2 percent discount. Please note that
the later you wait to pay, the higher the amount due.
HOW DO I MAKE MY PAYMENT?
There are three convenient methods to pay your property tax bill.
- Mail your tax bill payment stub
& check to:
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
P.O. Box 34570
Louisville, KY 40232-4570
- Pay in person at the Sheriff's Office or at any Fifth Third Bank
location. Remember, you must bring your tax bill with you! The bank
teller is not responsible for advising of the amount due.
- Pay Online with a Credit Card -
* Note: Taxpayers will be charged a convenience fee by the bank.
WILL I GET A RECEIPT?
Yes, but your receipt will differ depending on the payment type you choose:
- Mail in: Your canceled check or money order stub will be your receipt.
- Pay in Person: Our cashier or 5th/3rd's teller will provide you with a receipt.
- Pay Online: The final page of the online payment process will give you the opportunity to print
WHAT IF I AM DUE A REFUND?
If for some reason, you think there is an overpayment, please call the Sheriff's Office. We may need you to
provide documentation before a refund can be processed.
WHAT IF MY CHECK IS RETURNED FOR
There is a fee of $45 for any returned check. Also, when you resend your
payment, additional penalties may apply, based on the late payment
schedule shown on your bill.
MAY I PAY SEVERAL BILLS WITH ONE PAYMENT?
Yes if you mail your payment or pay in person. However, when doing so, please
check to be sure you've added all the appropriate amounts correctly, so your
payments will not be delayed in processing. Please remember to include your stubs for each property bill you pay.