Delinquent Taxes


PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF CHANGES FOR 2020 DUE TO COVID-19

The County Clerk's Office is responsible for collecting delinquent property tax bills. Please select delinquent tax inquiry or call our office at (859) 253-3344 for payoff information.

All delinquent tax payments should be submitted by mail or drop box. Bills must be paid by money order, cashier's check, or certified check.  Please call to obtain the amount due. Payments placed in a sealed envelope may be dropped in the Fayette County Clerk drop-box, located on the 2nd floor of the Helix Garage near the entrance to the Clerk's Office. 

Hours for payment information: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Mailing address:

Fayette County Clerk
162 E. Main St., Rm. 132
Lexington, KY 40507

Methods of payment: Our office accepts cashier's check, certified check,
or money order.
Make checks payable to Fayette County Clerk.
Personal checks, business checks and counter checks are not accepted.

Our office cannot accept partial payments on delinquent tax bills. If you are unable to make a full payment of your delinquent tax bill you may call the Fayette County Attorney's Office to make payment arrangements. Their phone number is (859) 254-4941.

Each year the County Clerk's Office is responsible for conducting a tax sale on the delinquent tax bills. During the tax sale, the delinquent tax bills are eligible to be purchased by a third party. On April 15, 2021, the Fayette County Sheriff will turn over the unpaid tax bills to the County Clerk's Office. The tax sale may occur no earlier than 90 days and no later than 135 days after the bills have been turned over to the County Clerk's Office. The actual date of the sale will be determined by the Revenue Department and will be posted on their website www.revenue.ky.gov. The delinquent bills must be advertised no more than 45 days and no less than 30 days before the tax sale.