Welcome to the Madison Sheriff’s Office Property Tax Search page. You can now look up the amount of tax due on your real estate property or your business’ tangible property.
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.
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 859-623-5410.
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 with a credit card. Make your check or money order payable to: Madison County Sheriff’s Office. Include the bill 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 in our office.
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 two methods to pay your property tax bill.
1.) Mail your tax bill payment stub & check to:
Madison County Sheriff’s Office
135 West Irvine Street Suite B01
Richmond, KY 40475
2.) Pay in person at the Sheriff’s Office
(Mon – Fri 8:00am – 4:30pm)
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 will provide you with a receipt.
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 INSUFFICIENT FUNDS?
There is a fee of $25 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.
Disclaimer: The tax data found on this site is unofficial. For official property tax information call: (859) 623-1511.
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