The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office makes every effort to produce and publish the most accurate information possible; however, this material may be slightly dated which would have an impact on its accuracy. Any errors or omissions should be reported for investigation. No warranties, expressed or implied, are provided for the data herein, its use, or its interpretation.
The assessed values are subject to change before being finalized for ad valorem tax purposes. The information should be used for informational use only and does not constitute a legal document for the description of these properties. The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office disclaims any responsibility or liability for any direct or indirect damages resulting from the use of this data.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS...
Can I pay my bill online? YES Click Here
Can I pay my bill over the phone?
Yes, please refer to the phone number printed on the bill you received in the mail.
What are the office hours?
Monday – Friday: 8AM - 4PM
Where is the sheriff’s office located and what is the mailing address?
56 North Main Street, Madisonville, KY 42431
When are property tax bills mailed?
Normally, bills are mailed on September 30th and collection begins on October 1st.
What are collection dates?
October 1st- November 1st = 2% discount period
November 2nd – December 31st = face amount period
January 1st – January 31st = 5% penalty added
February 1st – April 15th = 21% penalty added
Is postmark accepted?
Yes, postmark is accepted, and there is a drop box available for after hours payments on the north side of the Hopkins County Government Center.
What if I can’t pay my taxes by April 15th?
Kentucky state law requires the sheriff’s office to end collection on April 15th. At the close of business on April 15th, all unpaid taxes are transferred to the Hopkins County clerk’s office. The taxpayer will need to contact the Hopkins County clerk’s office at 270-326-2097 for inquiries regarding current amounts due.
I paid my taxes after April 15th to the Hopkins County clerk, why are they listed as unpaid on the Sheriff’s website?
The Sheriff’s website and the county clerk’s websites do not link together. The Sheriff’s website lists the payment status as of April 15th of the tax collection year. For delinquent amounts paid please contact the Hopkins County clerk.
Are partial payments accepted?
No. Payment in full is required.
To whom should my check be made payable?
Hopkins County Sheriff
My taxes are escrowed with my mortgage payment, why did I receive my bill?
It is the taxpayer’s responsibility to get the tax bill to their mortgage lender.
Why is my tax bill listed in the previous owners name?
Tax bills are issued to the listed property owner as of January 1st of the tax year. If the previous owner receives the bill, they should forward to the new owner. The Sheriff’s office does not have access to the new deed transfers. If you purchased property this year and did not receive the bill please contact our office at 270-821-5661 or you may print a copy from our website www.Hopkinscountysheriff.Com
What are acceptable forms of payment?
Cash, check, money order, cashier’s check and credit cards
Credit cards payments are processed by a third party and a convenience fee will be charged by the credit card processor. The convenience fee is 2.5% + $.30.
How are my real estate taxes calculated?
Divide the taxable assessment by 100, and multiply the answer by the current year’s tax rate. This will equal the amount you owe less any volunteer fire department fee or watershed tax.
How are my taxes pro-rated when I sell my house?
Take the amount you owe or paid the prior year and divide that amount by the number of days in the year (365) to give you the cost per day. Multiply the number of days you occupied the house by the cost per day.
Who qualifies and how do I apply for a homestead or disability exemption?
Section 170 of the Kentucky Constitution
For 2020-21, the maximum Homestead/Disability Exemption on real estate owned by qualified persons has been set at $40,500.00. The amount of the Homestead exemption is adjusted every two years in accordance with KRS 132.810 to compensate for changes in the purchasing power of the dollar.
To qualify for the Homestead Exemption, a person must;
• 1.) Provide documentation that they are sixty-five (65) years of age or older during the year they make application.
• 2.) Own and maintain the property as their primary residence.
• 3.) Not claim any other exemption in a different location, county, or state.
To qualify for the Disability Exemption, a person must:
• 1.) Own and maintain the property as their primary residence,
• 2.) Provide documentation that they have been totally disabled under a program authorized or administered by an agency of the United States government or by any other retirement system since January of the year in which application is made.
• 3.) Agree under penalty of perjury that, if their disability changes and benefits are no longer received, they shall report such changes to the PVA. Failure to do so will result in supplemental tax bills being issued for the amount of the exemption received for up to five years.
HOMESTEAD / DISABILITY
How to Apply
An application must be completed in the Property Valuation Office. The property owner will be asked to provide verification of age. Most people provide their birth certificate or driver’s license.
When applying for the disability exemption, documentation must verify that the applicant was receiving payments from January through December.
Applicants may receive only one exemption on one piece of property in one county and one state.
Kentucky Revised Statute 132.010 (9, 10, and 11) provides an Agricultural Exemption for taxation of land based on its production capability rather than its fair cash value. Agricultural land is defined as any parcel (or combination of adjacent parcels) that is ten or more acres and is used for the production of livestock and/or the growing of crops including timber.