Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

Local News

February 27, 2013

2,800 delinquent on property taxes

Feb. 27, 2013 — Springtime quickly is approaching, and so is the deadline for unpaid property taxes.

The deadline for payment to the Carter County Sheriff’s office is April 15, at which point unpaid bills will go to the Clerk’s office.

Roughly 2,800 bills had not been paid as of Jan. 31. The Sheriff’s office estimates that nearly $5.7 million dollars in property taxes will be paid this year, which does not account for discounts and penalties assessed to each bill.

Property owners who paid before Nov. 15 were given a two percent discount. Those who paid in January were given a five percent penalty. Those who pay now will pay a 21-percent penalty.

As of Jan. 31, CCSO had collected $5,076,393.74, leaving more than half a million dollars at large.

Unpaid property tax bills will be sold at auction by the County Clerk’s office on Aug. 27. Once the bills are transferred from the sheriff’s office to the clerk, a 40-percent fee is added, but can be paid in the Clerk’s office. An additional one percent fee is assessed each month thereafter until the auction.

Carter County Sheriff Casey Brammell said people are much better off making early payments.

“We send out notices in advance and even offer some big discounts,” Brammell said. “Even with the penalty at this point, people will save money if they don’t wait.”

A tax bill which was originally $100, for example, could end up costing as much as $168.

Leeann Akers can be reached at lakers@journal-times.com or by phone at 474-5101.

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