It is the responsibility of the Nelson County Sheriff’s office to collect property taxes for the State, the County, School Districts and sometimes, cities (if the Sheriff has contracted with each of these entities for this service). In addition, almost every Sheriff’s office collects taxes for some other special taxing district or special function such as fire protection districts, libraries, etc.
Audit guidelines require proper accounting by us. Therefore, if your payment is not EXACT it cannot be accepted and will be returned to you for the correct amount. Your payment MUST MATCH the amount on the tax bill. Any payments received untimely and not paid in full will be returned for proper payment amount. If your property taxes are escrowed by your mortgage company and they will be paying your tax bill(s), the first proper payment that we receive will be the payment that we will process. We WILL NOT issue a refund to you if you pay your bill ahead of your mortgage company. Please check your mortgage company if you are uncertain who should pay the tax bill(s).
Please be aware that in no way does the Sheriff’s office ever assess any value on property in the county. If you feel your tax bill is incorrect, you should contact the Nelson County Property Valuation Administration at (502) 348-1810. This authority is responsible for all property valuation and tax assessment in Nelson County.
The tax bill you receive from the Sheriff’s office is the amount assessed by the Nelson County Property Valuation Administration. They determine the amount owed on all real estate within Nelson County. Tax bills are mailed out on October 1st each year.
Starting October 1, 2018 you will have to the ability to pay your tax bill online on this site by credit card. The credit card fees are as follows:
VISA Credit, MC Credit/debit & Discover $60 or less $1.50, 2.49%% for $60.01 or greater.
Look Up a bill:
Name: Last name, First name
Address: Street name then street number
Parcel ID: 00000-00-000.00 (must have dashes and dots)
*Tax rate and bill number change every year*
*BILLS NOT PAID TO THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE BY APRIL 15 ARE HANDLED THROUGH THE NELSON COUNTY CLERK NOT THE SHERIFF.*
*WE ONLY COLLECT TAXES FOR THE COUNTY*
*If you pay your bill by November 1 you will get a 2% discount.
*If you pay between November 2 and December 31 you will pay the face amount.
*If you pay between January 1 and January 31 there is a 5% penalty.
*If you pay between February 1 and April 15 there is a 21% penalty.
*Please send your tax bill to your mortgage company if you have an escrow.
**Bills By District**
Districts 1, 7, 8, 11, 12 and 13 County bill only
District 2 gets a County and a City of New Haven bill
District 3 gets County Schools and City of Bardstown bill
District 4 gets County, Bardstown City and Bardstown Independent School bill
District 5 gets County and Bardstown Independent School bill
District 9 gets County and City of Fairfield bill
*2018 Tax Rates*
Real Estate Tangible
State 0.1220 0.4500
County 0.1430 0.1430
School 0.7720 0.7720
Library 0.0770 0.0770
Extension 0.0105 0.0108
Soil 0.0052 0.0000
Bloomfield City 0.3230 0.3087
Ttl for Co. Bill $11.297 per $1000 $14.535 per $1000