CITY OF FRANKLIN 2023 PROPERTY TAXES WILL BE MAILED BY SEPTEMBER 29, 2023.
*** REMINDER - CITY PROPERTY TAXES ARE DUE BY NOVEMBER 30TH
Pay in person at: Pay by mail: Pay online:
117 W CEDAR PO Box 2805 franklinky.org FRANKLIN KY FRANKLIN KY 42135 departments/property tax
Office hours are 8 AM until 4:00 PM CST, Monday through Friday
Call (270) 482-5535 if you have any questions trying to pay tax bills online.
Simpson County Property Valuation Administrator or PVA (270-586-4261) prepares property assessments, and per Kentucky Revised Statutes, the property owner for a particular tax year determined by owner of record filed in the county clerk deed office as of January 1. The Franklin City Commission determines the City rates each tax year by using a formula set by the State. Tax bill issue, penalty and delinquent dates vary each year.
Our office does accept postmark as proof of timely payment when assessing penalties. Our office does NOT furnish original tax bills to anyone other than the addressee as furnished to us by the PVA. Records in the City Tax Office are accessed by tax year owner’s name, taxed property address, bill number or PTID (property tax identification number) which is NOT the same as the map number.
INFORMATION FOR THIRD PARTY OR ESCROW PAYERS: Escrow holders may wish to request the property owner forward their bill directly to them, as the City does not send original bills to anyone but the owner of record. Our office can now send an electronic copy of the billing register; the fee is $100 and must be received before the document is transmitted. The City will accept, at no extra charge, substitute tax bills or master payment lists which include information necessary to positively identify the payment; information useful to identify property include Current Taxpayer Name, Legal Address of Taxed Property, Bill number, PTID Number, Map Number. If property sold after January 1 of the tax year, the Taxpayer will be the former owner.
Companies or individuals paying multiple accounts should include our bill number, amount to apply to each account, tax owner of record and address or description of property, and if a receipt is desired, include a stamped, self-addressed envelope. A current contact phone number and return address is helpful in the event of unidentified payment.