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If you are paying on your property with a mortgage, your taxes might be escrowed. The Sheriff’s Office ONLY sends your tax bill to the property owner. We cannot send it to your mortgage company. Please check with your mortgage company before sending your payment to the Sheriff. Many times mortgage companies know that the taxes are due and they will request the bill directly from the Sheriff’s Office and pay it without you knowing it. Other mortgage companies may require you to mail or FAX them your bill. If you so desire, you can use the below on-line lookup tool to check your bill. The status will not show whether the bill is paid or not.
ASSESSMENTS, ADDRESSES & HOMESTEAD EXEMPTIONS
The Property Valuation Administrator (PVA) is responsible for the assessment of your property, the address of your property, the mailing address and name changes on your tax bill and exemptions. The Sheriff’s role is ONLY to collect the tax.
For additional information see: www.qpublic.net/ky/bracken/
Questions regarding the assessed value of your property should be addressed to the PVA Office in the County Court House, 116 West Miami Street, Brooksville, KY or call (606) 735-2228. Please make any inquires before making a payment.
If your property address or mailing address on the tax bill is incorrect, you can make corrections on the return stub of your tax bill. The information will be forwarded to the PVA Office or you can call the PVA Office at (606) 735-2228.
Homestead or disability exemptions: If you are 65 years of age during the current year OR you are permanently disabled and no exemption appears on your tax bill, please contact the PVA Office at (606) 735-2228 BEFORE paying your tax bill.
The 2% discount period will extend from October 1st through November 1st.
All County property tax bills are sent directly to the taxpayer. If you have an escrow account with a bank for a mortgage company and you received this bill PLEASE FORWARD THE BILL TO YOUR MORTGAGE COMPANY IMMEDIATELY.
Bad Check Policy: If your check is returned for any reason, your bill we be reversed to an unpaid status on the records of the Bracken County Sheriff and Property Valuation Department. Your repayment should correspond with the payment schedule shown on the tax bill plus a bad check fee.
Prior year delinquent taxes must be paid in the County Clerk’s Office. Call (606) 735-2952 for the correct amount due. Separate checks must be made for the current year and delinquent year taxes. For additional information please see: www.brackencountyclerk.ky.gov
Payments for taxes can be made as follows:
For your convenience you can now pay your Bracken County Property Tax Bill by phone using a credit/debit card. Credit/Debit transactions are subject to a 2.50% transaction fee paid by the cardholder. (The Sheriff does not receive any type of fee or commission for these transactions.) Credit cards will be accepted at the Sheriff’s Office during normal business hours as well and subject to the same transaction fees.
To look up and see your bill on-line, follow this link: www.qpublic.net/ky/bracken/
Other Payment Method Information:
A) By mail: check must be for the full amount due and if you want a copy of paid billed mailed to you add a stamped self-addressed envelope with the payment. (Please write/print the tax bill number on your check.)
Make checks payable to: Howard W. Niemeier, Sheriff.
B) In person at the Sheriff’s Office: Brooksville — 116 West Miami Street 2nd Floor (County Courthouse Building)
If you choose to make your payment in the office, please have your check written in advance to hasten the process.