Kentucky Tax Lien Certificates


In Kentucky, the tax collector or treasurer will sell tax lien certificates to the winning bidders at the delinquent property tax sale.

Tax Sale Type: Tax Lien Certificates (Sec. 134.450 New Window)

Contact: County Tax Collector (Sec. 134.450 New Window)

Interest Rate: 12% per annum (Sec. Sec. 134.490 New Window)

Penalty Rate: None

Bid Procedure: Premium Bid (Sec. 134.450 New Window)

Redemption Period: One (1) year (Sec. 134.470 New Window and Sec. 134.480 New Window)

Law: Kentucky Revised Statutes, Title XI, Chapter 134, "Payment, Collection, and Refund of Taxes." New Window

Additional Notes:

Notification According to (Sec. 134.490 New Window) the purchaser must, within 50 days after the purchase of a certificate of delinquency (tax lien certificates) give 'notice' according to the stipulations outlined in Sec. 134.490 New Window to the owner of the tax delinquent property.

Kentucky Tax Sale Discussion

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Counties / Municipalities located in Kentucky

The following is a list of counties located in the state of Kentucky. Tax Lien Certificates for properties located in the following counties are sold at Kentucky county tax sales.

Learn more about each county's individual tax sale process by clicking on the name of the county for which you are interested from the list below:

County/Municipality:  Population: 
Adair County, KY  17,244
Allen County, KY  17,800
Anderson County, KY  19,111
Ballard County, KY  8,286
Barren County, KY  38,033
Bath County, KY  11,085
Bell County, KY  30,060
Boone County, KY  85,991
Bourbon County, KY  19,360
Boyd County, KY  49,752
Boyle County, KY  27,697
Bracken County, KY  8,279
Breathitt County, KY  16,100
Breckinridge County, KY  18,648
Bullitt County, KY  61,236
Butler County, KY  13,010
Caldwell County, KY  13,060
Calloway County, KY  34,177
Campbell County, KY  88,616
Carlisle County, KY  5,351
Carroll County, KY  10,155
Carter County, KY  26,889
Casey County, KY  15,447
Christian County, KY  72,265
Clark County, KY  33,144
Clay County, KY  24,556
Clinton County, KY  9,634
Crittenden County, KY  9,384
Cumberland County, KY  7,147
Daviess County, KY  91,545
Edmonson County, KY  11,644
Elliott County, KY  6,748
Estill County, KY  15,307
Fleming County, KY  13,792
Floyd County, KY  42,441
Franklin County, KY  47,687
Fulton County, KY  7,752
Gallatin County, KY  7,870
Garrard County, KY  14,792
Grant County, KY  22,384
Graves County, KY  37,028
Grayson County, KY  24,053
Green County, KY  11,518
Greenup County, KY  36,891
Hancock County, KY  8,392
Hardin County, KY  94,174
Harlan County, KY  33,202
Harrison County, KY  17,983
Hart County, KY  17,445
Henderson County, KY  44,829
Henry County, KY  15,060
Hickman County, KY  5,262
Hopkins County, KY  46,519
Jackson County, KY  13,495
Jessamine County, KY  39,041
Johnson County, KY  23,445
Kenton County, KY  151,464
Knott County, KY  17,649
Knox County, KY  31,795
Larue County, KY  13,373
Laurel County, KY  52,715
Lawrence County, KY  15,569
Lee County, KY  7,916
Leslie County, KY  12,401
Letcher County, KY  25,277
Lewis County, KY  14,092
Lexington-fayette County, KY  260,512
Lincoln County, KY  23,361
Livingston County, KY  9,804
Logan County, KY  26,573
Louisville Jefferson Met County, KY  693,604
Lyon County, KY  8,080
Madison County, KY  70,872
Magoffin County, KY  13,332
Marion County, KY  18,212
Marshall County, KY  30,125
Martin County, KY  12,578
Mason County, KY  16,800
Mccracken County, KY  65,514
Mccreary County, KY  17,080
Mclean County, KY  9,938
Meade County, KY  26,349
Menifee County, KY  6,556
Mercer County, KY  20,817
Metcalfe County, KY  10,037
Monroe County, KY  11,756
Montgomery County, KY  22,554
Morgan County, KY  13,948
Muhlenberg County, KY  31,839
Nelson County, KY  37,477
Nicholas County, KY  6,813
Ohio County, KY  22,916
Oldham County, KY  46,178
Owen County, KY  10,547
Owsley County, KY  4,858
Pendleton County, KY  14,390
Perry County, KY  29,390
Pike County, KY  68,736
Powell County, KY  13,237
Pulaski County, KY  56,217
Robertson County, KY  2,266
Rockcastle County, KY  16,582
Rowan County, KY  22,094
Russell County, KY  16,315
Scott County, KY  33,061
Shelby County, KY  33,337
Simpson County, KY  16,405
Spencer County, KY  11,766
Taylor County, KY  22,927
Todd County, KY  11,971
Trigg County, KY  12,597
Trimble County, KY  8,125
Union County, KY  15,637
Warren County, KY  92,522
Washington County, KY  10,916
Wayne County, KY  19,923
Webster County, KY  14,120
Whitley County, KY  35,865
Wolfe County, KY  7,065
Woodford County, KY  23,208




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