Delinquent Taxes

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.

Hours for payment: 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 cash, 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.

The current year tax is collected at the Fayette County Sheriff's Office. For information about the current tax bill or for the amount paid on a bill that is not delinquent please call the Fayette County Sheriff at (859) 252-1771 or visit their website at

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 16th, the Fayette County Sherriff 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 The delinquent bills must be advertised no more than 45 days and no less than 30 days before the tax sale.

Payment status of bills paid on our website is updated in real time. As an accomodation a list of bills paid the day prior to the tax sale will be provided by account number at 8:00 a.m. the day of the sale. Any tax bill paid the morning of the tax sale will be announced prior to the start of the sale.

The 2014 delinquent tax bills were sold on July 22, 2015.