Up until April 15, 2024, you can pay your tax bill with penalties at the Hardin County Sheriff’s Department. List your Map ID number on your payment. Partial payment is not accepted. You may contact the Sheriff’s Department at (270) 765-5133, option 1. You can also search for your tax bill, pay online, and view additional tax information on the Sheriff’s Department website.
After April 15, 2024, if a foreclosure action has not been filed in court, you will pay your 2023 tax bill at the Hardin County Clerk’s Office. Even if you receive a letter from our office, you must still pay your bill at the Hardin County Clerk’s office. List your Map ID number on your payment. Partial payment is not accepted by the County Clerk’s office. You may contact the Hardin County Clerk Tax Department at (270) 765-2171, option 3.
If a foreclosure action has not been filed in court, you will pay your bill at the Hardin County Clerk’s office. List your Map ID number on your payment. Partial payment is not accepted by the County Clerk’s office. You may contact the Hardin County Clerk Tax Department at (270) 765-2171, option 3.
Read below for other situations that may affect your payment.
The tax year of your bill reads like this:
“Year 2023 tax bills were sent to the owner of record as of January 1, 2023 and were mailed in November 2023, were due December 2023, were delinquent and began accruing penalties in January 2024 and became a lien on April 15, 2024.”
“Year 2024 tax bills will be sent to the owner of record as of January 1, 2024 and will be mailed in November 2024, will be due December 2024, will be delinquent and begin accruing penalties in January 2025 and will become liens April 15, 2025.”
Review the tax calendar to learn more:
If a court action has been filed to enforce a tax lien or a foreclosure action has been filed in court, you will pay your delinquent tax lien at the Hardin County Attorney’s Office*. Please call (270) 765-6726 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to determine your payoff amount. Your method of payment should be certified check or money order. Please contact our office to make arrangements for payment.
*It is possible the tax bill you seek to pay has been purchased by a third party.
See below for more information on third party purchases
In August each year, every county schedules a sale of delinquent tax bills. A third party may purchase your tax bill (not your property) by paying the county the amount of your tax bill and all penalties and interest due at the time of the sale.
Once a third party owns your tax bill, they are entitled to a lien on your property and may add additional penalties and interest to the amount owed. The third party may also file an action in court to force the sale of your property in order to pay the full amount of the delinquency.
You must contact the third party to make arrangements for payment to them. You will not pay the county, because the third party has already done so.
If a foreclosure action has not been filed in court, you can contact the Hardin County Clerk’s Office at (270) 765-2171, option 3 to request a payoff, or utilize the Delinquent Tax Calculator on their website.
If a foreclosure action has been filed in court, you can contact the Hardin County Attorney’s Office at (270) 765-6726 or email email@example.com to determine your payoff amount. Please be sure to provide your property Map ID number with your request.
The purchaser of a property sold by the Master Commissioner will be responsible for payment of any liens against the property that are not paid from sale proceeds; and should carefully research the title to the property and any liens on it before purchase.
For more information on Master Commissioner sales, please visit the Master Commissioner’s website.
In 2018, Hardin County adopted a 9-1-1 fee for all occupied property units in Hardin County as the method to pay for 9-1-1 service. You previously were charged a 9-1-1 fee on your landline telephone bill. You may access the 9-1-1 Fee Ordinance and additional information relating to it here.
Your 9-1-1 fee is due each year by December 31. As a convenience, you are able to pay the fee to the Hardin County Sheriff’s Department when you pay your property tax bill each year. If your 9-1-1 fee becomes delinquent, you can contact Hardin County E911 at (270) 737-0540 to make payment arrangements in person or by money order, cash, credit, or debit card.
You may also mail a check to the Hardin County Treasurer, P.O. Box 568, Elizabethtown, KY 42702. All checks should be made payable to the Hardin County Treasurer and should list your property Map ID. If you have further questions regarding your 9-1-1 fee, you may contact the E911 office at (270) 737-0540.
The state of Kentucky requires that an inmate pay some of the costs of their incarceration. If you have been an inmate at the Hardin County Detention Center, you may receive a letter from our office telling you to pay the balance of the fees you owe. This is a personal debt that must be paid.
You may pay your fees using one of the following methods:
1) Call 1-866-494-8556, Monday – Friday from 8 AM to 6 PM EST (additional fees apply)
2) Visit https://www.payafee.net/ using the PayID provided in the letter you received (additional fees apply)
3) Send mailed money order or certified check for the full amount owed with the attached payment slip to:
Hardin County Attorney’s Office
c/o Advent Financial Systems
P.O. Box 6333,
Elizabethtown, KY 42701-6333
4) Visit the Hardin County Detention Center, located at 100 Lawson Blvd, Elizabethtown, KY 42701
You cannot pay your jail fees at the County Attorney’s Office, and we are unable to answer questions about the amount of the fees.