The sheriff is directed by KRS 134.119 to be the collector of state, county and district property taxes. The sheriff’s property tax responsibilities include the collection of all types of property tax bills including any additional, supplemental, omitted or franchise property tax bills that are issued. All monthly collections must be accounted for in a report submitted to each taxing district.
For collecting the property taxes, the sheriff’s office receives a percentage of the total amount collected for each district as a commission. This commission is the primary source of funding for the sheriff’s office.
At the end of each collection year, the sheriff must make a settlement with the Department of Revenue for the State property taxes collected and with all local districts for which the sheriff collected property taxes.
The sheriff is required to annually execute a bond for the faithful performance of the duties of the office. The bond shall be executed prior to the sheriff collecting taxes for the year and it shall be approved by the governing body of the county and then is filed with the county clerk and Department of Revenue.
A separate State revenue bond is not required by the Department of Revenue; however, the governing body of the county may require the sheriff to enter into an additional bond.
Our mission is to provide best solution and tools to available to assist the citizens of Perry County regarding property tax collection. If you have any questions or concerns involving your tax bill please contact us at 606-439-4523 or you can click on the follwing box to search for a tax bill.
For your convenience we have two locations to serve you during the tax season. Payments can be made in our office located at 481 Main St. Suite 200, Hazard, KY. 41701 (second floor of the court house) or visit our mobile unit located in the Black Gold Shopping Center behind First Trust Bank. You may also mail your payments to The Perry County Sheriff's Office, P.O. Box 7309, Hazard, KY. 41702.
For you convenience we have provided a link to the Perry County PVA's office, just click on the picture to be redirected to their website and tools they provide.