Understanding Kentucky Property Taxes

Overview of Kentucky Taxes

Kentucky collects a total of $37,553,691,000 in revenue every year. Of that, $3,692,742,000 comes from property taxes, or 9.8% of total revenue. As a result, Kentucky has the 33rd highest property tax rate in the country, which is 24.3% less than the national average of 1.06%. Generally speaking, states where property taxes make up a higher percentage of total state revenue have higher property tax rates, and states where property taxes make up a smaller percentage of state revenue have lower property tax rates.

How does this translate to what homeowners actually pay? The average home value across Kentucky is $150,904, meaning the average Kentucky homeowner pays 0.81% of their home value every year in property taxes, or $8.05 for every $1,000 in home value.

Property Tax Calendar

Kentucky's property tax system is governed by state statute, which means that despite significant variation in what homeowners in different parts of Kentucky, there are important constants. Kentucky's assessment date, which is both the point in time when the owner of a property is liable for property tax and the point in time at the property's value is determined, is January 1. Kentucky property tax appeals, which allow homeowners to contest the assessment, starts during the tax roll normally scheduled to begin May 1. The date which property tax bills become due on is Varies.

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Property Tax Information for Kentucky Counties

The table below will help provide more information about how property taxes work in each county in Kentucky.

County Average Home Value Average Tax Bill Bill per $1,000
Adair County $106,292 $619 $5.80
Allen County $110,697 $809 $7.30
Anderson County $158,474 $1,267 $8.00
Ballard County $120,406 $947 $7.90
Barren County $128,487 $922 $7.20
Bath County $88,140 $596 $6.80
Bell County $79,897 $438 $5.50
Boone County $194,149 $1,783 $9.20
Bourbon County $199,240 $1,282 $6.40
Boyd County $136,765 $997 $7.30
Boyle County $157,465 $1,253 $8.00
Bracken County $120,151 $1,025 $8.50
Breathitt County $73,369 $429 $5.80
Breckinridge County $115,524 $681 $5.90
Bullitt County $158,290 $1,427 $9.00
Butler County $104,782 $646 $6.20
Caldwell County $128,888 $582 $4.50
Calloway County $137,769 $969 $7.00
Campbell County $177,574 $1,939 $10.90
Carlisle County $97,222 $610 $6.30
Carroll County $114,511 $882 $7.70
Carter County $97,707 $468 $4.80
Casey County $93,128 $522 $5.60
Christian County $129,903 $890 $6.90
Clark County $164,112 $1,240 $7.60
Clay County $79,775 $500 $6.30
Clinton County $76,984 $401 $5.20
Crittenden County $95,494 $552 $5.80
Cumberland County $87,614 $456 $5.20
Daviess County $136,865 $1,193 $8.70
Edmonson County $139,977 $667 $4.80
Elliott County $151,555 $427 $2.80
Estill County $88,343 $632 $7.20
Fayette County $210,643 $1,909 $9.10
Fleming County $116,420 $698 $6.00
Floyd County $102,435 $592 $5.80
Franklin County $160,878 $1,365 $8.50
Fulton County $85,501 $628 $7.30
Gallatin County $122,507 $1,009 $8.20
Garrard County $142,183 $1,104 $7.80
Grant County $140,525 $1,079 $7.70
Graves County $111,744 $711 $6.40
Grayson County $113,055 $579 $5.10
Green County $87,050 $589 $6.80
Greenup County $113,111 $1,024 $9.00
Hancock County $112,694 $705 $6.30
Hardin County $162,803 $1,165 $7.20
Harlan County $69,395 $421 $6.10
Harrison County $171,460 $968 $5.60
Hart County $117,038 $650 $5.60
Henderson County $127,890 $1,097 $8.60
Henry County $141,256 $1,204 $8.50
Hickman County $76,036 $656 $8.60
Hopkins County $107,831 $834 $7.70
Jackson County $90,506 $520 $5.70
Jefferson County $188,953 $1,753 $9.30
Jessamine County $221,016 $1,862 $8.40
Johnson County $96,847 $603 $6.20
Kenton County $168,763 $1,876 $11.10
Knott County $87,966 $380 $4.30
Knox County $85,169 $555 $6.50
Larue County $139,194 $836 $6.00
Laurel County $114,912 $653 $5.70
Lawrence County $109,681 $652 $5.90
Lee County $78,226 $558 $7.10
Leslie County $61,850 $429 $6.90
Letcher County $70,570 $368 $5.20
Lewis County $96,404 $426 $4.40
Lincoln County $99,816 $643 $6.40
Livingston County $105,876 $667 $6.30
Logan County $105,005 $727 $6.90
Lyon County $148,161 $981 $6.60
McCracken County $153,558 $1,076 $7.00
McCreary County $73,102 $397 $5.40
McLean County $106,710 $694 $6.50
Madison County $160,496 $1,289 $8.00
Magoffin County $74,355 $387 $5.20
Marion County $117,539 $820 $7.00
Marshall County $137,639 $904 $6.60
Martin County $89,193 $395 $4.40
Mason County $129,050 $904 $7.00
Meade County $151,080 $1,153 $7.60
Menifee County $116,840 $527 $4.50
Mercer County $155,260 $1,225 $7.90
Metcalfe County $107,778 $588 $5.50
Monroe County $96,553 $560 $5.80
Montgomery County $129,219 $972 $7.50
Morgan County $96,300 $580 $6.00
Muhlenberg County $97,185 $590 $6.10
Nelson County $157,049 $1,273 $8.10
Nicholas County $99,106 $595 $6.00
Ohio County $92,088 $543 $5.90
Oldham County $302,577 $2,864 $9.50
Owen County $130,141 $930 $7.10
Owsley County $81,059 $460 $5.70
Pendleton County $129,858 $1,107 $8.50
Perry County $125,673 $666 $5.30
Pike County $100,498 $558 $5.60
Powell County $87,157 $443 $5.10
Pulaski County $135,805 $840 $6.20
Robertson County $95,658 $610 $6.40
Rockcastle County $94,660 $461 $4.90
Rowan County $119,434 $764 $6.40
Russell County $113,847 $684 $6.00
Scott County $195,933 $1,272 $6.50
Shelby County $224,007 $1,806 $8.10
Simpson County $137,654 $907 $6.60
Spencer County $192,230 $1,701 $8.80
Taylor County $121,570 $785 $6.50
Todd County $108,397 $597 $5.50
Trigg County $146,344 $807 $5.50
Trimble County $127,912 $910 $7.10
Union County $117,903 $786 $6.70
Warren County $167,588 $1,182 $7.10
Washington County $117,222 $767 $6.50
Wayne County $95,501 $501 $5.20
Webster County $88,874 $669 $7.50
Whitley County $93,533 $560 $6.00
Wolfe County $74,239 $350 $4.70
Woodford County $232,613 $1,608 $6.90

Want to learn more about Kentucky property taxes? Check out out our county-specific property tax pages linked below:

Adair County Allen County Anderson County
Ballard County Barren County Bath County
Bell County Boone County Bourbon County
Boyd County Boyle County Bracken County
Breathitt County Breckinridge County Bullitt County
Butler County Caldwell County Calloway County
Campbell County Carlisle County Carroll County
Carter County Casey County Christian County
Clark County Clay County Clinton County
Crittenden County Cumberland County Daviess County
Edmonson County Elliott County Estill County
Fayette County Fleming County Floyd County
Franklin County Fulton County Gallatin County
Garrard County Grant County Graves County
Grayson County Green County Greenup County
Hancock County Hardin County Harlan County
Harrison County Hart County Henderson County
Henry County Hickman County Hopkins County
Jackson County Jefferson County Jessamine County
Johnson County Kenton County Knott County
Knox County Larue County Laurel County
Lawrence County Lee County Leslie County
Letcher County Lewis County Lincoln County
Livingston County Logan County Lyon County
McCracken County McCreary County McLean County
Madison County Magoffin County Marion County
Marshall County Martin County Mason County
Meade County Menifee County Mercer County
Metcalfe County Monroe County Montgomery County
Morgan County Muhlenberg County Nelson County
Nicholas County Ohio County Oldham County
Owen County Owsley County Pendleton County
Perry County Pike County Powell County
Pulaski County Robertson County Rockcastle County
Rowan County Russell County Scott County
Shelby County Simpson County Spencer County
Taylor County Todd County Trigg County
Trimble County Union County Warren County
Washington County Wayne County Webster County
Whitley County Wolfe County Woodford County

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