Boone County Property Tax Information

The 2020 County tax bills are now due and payable. If you do not receive your bill in the next few days, please contact the County Sheriff’s Office at 859.334.2175. When mailing your payment, please include the payment stub portion of your tax bill or put the tax bill number on your check. If you wish to have a paid receipt returned to you, please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope. The following are the collection dates:

  • 2% Discount
    10.01.20 – 11.01.20
  • Face Amount
    11.02.20 – 12.31.20
  • 5% Penalty
    01.01.21 – 01.31.21
  • 10% Penalty+10% Sheriff’s Add-On Fee
    02.01.21 – 04.15.21


All delinquent tax bills will be transferred to the County Clerk’s Office as of the close of business on April 15, 2021. In addition to the penalties and fees that are applied by the Sheriff’s Office all payments made in the County Clerk’s Office are subject to a 20% County Attorney’s Fee, a 10% County Clerk’s Fee and interest at 1% per month. The delinquency is also subject to being sold to a Third Party in the summer of 2021.

You can now pay your Boone County Property Tax Bill at the Florence Government Center, Monday – Friday, from Oct. 1st, – Nov. 1st, & Dec. 21st – Dec. 31st, 2020.

Boone County Property Tax Bill Payment Information

Boone County Property Tax Bills are collected by Boone County Sheriff, Michael A. Helmig.


  • The Sheriff’s Office is open Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For the convenience of the taxpayers, Sheriff Helmig will have his office open on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to Noon during the month of October.
  • Make checks payable to Boone County Sheriff, Michael A. Helmig for the exact amount due as indicated on the front of your bill. Payments must be made in full; we cannot accept partial payments.
  • Remember to include the remittance portion of your bill.
  • There will be a $50.00 fee for ALL CHECKS RETURNED for any reason (i.e. insufficient funds, closed accounts, etc.).
  • For your convenience, you can now Pay Your Tax Bill Online. We accept credit and debit cards (subject to transaction fee of 2.5% +.30) as well as e–checks (.50 transaction fee).

Check the payment status of your tax bill using the applicable link at the top of this page. For other questions regarding the payment of your tax bill, please call (859) 334–2175.

Taxable Value of Your Property

If you have questions about the assessed or taxable value of your property, please contact the PVA Office at (859) 334-2181, or visit the Boone County PVA Website

If you wish to dispute the assessed value of your property you may do so online from October 1st–May 1st at Boone County PVA Appeals or you may call or e–mail to set up a conference at either (859) 334–4817 or Once you submit your information someone from the PVA office will contact you to hold a conference. Any taxpayer desiring to appeal an assessment on real property made by the PVA must first have a conference with the PVA office.

Homestead or Disability Exemption

If you are or will be 65 years of age during this current year, own and occupy this home as your primary residence, and the homestead exemption amount of $39,300 does not appear on the front of your tax bill, please contact the PVA Office at (859) 334‑2181, before paying your tax bill.

If you are 100% totally and permanently disabled, receiving disability benefits, own and occupy this home as your primary residence, and the disability exemption amount of $39,300 does not appear on the front of your tax bill, please contact the PVA Office at (859) 334–2181, before paying your tax bill. PLEASE NOTE: Disabled persons younger than 65 years of age must apply annually for this exemption with the exception of service-related disabled veterans of the United States Armed Forces.

For other property tax bill related information please call (859) 334–2175

FAQ about Property Taxes

What are our office hours?

Monday – Friday 8am–5pm

Saturday – 8:30am–Noon (October Only)

When are tax bills mailed?

Tax bills are mailed by September 30 of each year.

How do I receive a discount on my taxes or be penalized if they are paid late?

Customers are eligible for a 2% discount if their bill is paid by November 1st. The face amount of the tax bill, without a discount, is due between November 2nd – December 31st. If a tax bill is paid after December 31st a 5% penalty is assessed for 30 days. If a tax bill is paid after January 31st a 21% penalty is assessed to the bill.

What happens if I don't pay my tax bill by April 15th?

At the close of business on April 15th, all unpaid tax bills are transferred to the Boone County Clerk’s Office. After April 15th, the taxpayer will need to contact the Boone County Clerk’s Office for the amount that is due.

Does the Boone County Sherrif's Office accept credit cards as form of payment

We do accept credit cards as a form of payment. However there is an additional third party fee of 2.5% + $.30 or paying with a credit card

Why is my tax bill listed in the previous owner's name?

Tax bills are issued to the listed property owner as January 1st of the tax year. Per KY Statue, the January 1 Owner name is required to be on the tax bill. If the previous owner receives the bill, they should forward the bill to the new owner. The Sheriff’s Office does not have access to the new deed transfers.  If you purchased property this year, you need to call (859) 334-2175 to obtain a copy of the tax bill for your property.

Who should I make my check payable to?

Michael A. Helmig
Boone County Sheriff’s Department
3000 Conrad Lane
P.O. Box 198
Burlington, KY 41005

Where can I get the homestead exemption on my property?

The year you turn 65 years of age is the year you can receive the reduction on your property assessment. The form must be filled out at the Boone County PVA (Property Valuation Administrator) @ (859) 334-2181.

Can you make partial payments on your tax bill?

No. Full payment is required.

Is there a reduction on your taxes if I am disabled?

If you are 100% disabled, permanently receiving benefits, please contact the PVA Office @ (859) 334-2181 for a reduction on the valuation of your property. This applies if you owned the property on January 1st of the tax year.

Where can I find additional information on the Kentucky Tax Process?

For additional information on the Kentucky Tax Collection Process, click the link below to visit the Kentucky Department of Revenue's website.

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