Property Taxes

Tax Rate

Bardstown City Schools Board of Education approved the tax rates of 80.8 cents for real property and 85.6 cents for personal property per $100 valuation on August 16, 2022. This tax rate includes .10 cents to recover prior-year exonerations.  Motor vehicle tax remains unchanged at 53.1 cents. 

Holiday Schedule

The BCS Board of Education Tax Office will be closed in observance of the following holidays:

Labor Day — September 5, 2022 (Monday)
Thanksgiving — November 23-25, 2022 (Thursday – Friday)
Christmas – December 26, 2022 (Monday)
New Years – December 30, 2022 (Friday)
Martin Luther King, Jr — January 16, 2023 (Monday)
Memorial Day— May 29, 2023 (Monday


Please mail TAX PAYMENTS ONLY to the following address:
Bardstown City Schools
308 N Fifth Street
Bardstown, KY 40004

Please mail the bottom portion of statement with your payment to avoid delay of payment posting.


Payment drop box is available 24 hours a day and is located in the Tiger Alley parking lot adjacent to the Board of Education Office.

When using the dropbox please identify your payment with your bill number, property address and name on the account. Checks and money orders only. Please do not leave cash.


Taxpayers may pay school taxes online using a credit card. This option is available for current year taxes only. Online payments do have a convenience fee of $1.50 on payments of $60 or less and a 2.5% for payments of $60.01 or greater. BCS does not collect this fee. The link to pay online will only be available during the tax collection.

The Bardstown Independent School district will publish a full list of delinquent school taxes in the Kentucky Standard on Sunday, April 30, 2023. The list will contain the name, address, and tax amount due as of the publication date.

All delinquent tax information will be available on this page Monday, May 1, 2023.  

Unpaid tax claims as of 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 2, 2023 will be sold for cash.  All individuals wishing to participate in the sale must register with the office below between the dates of Wednesday, May 17, 2023 thru Tuesday, May 23, 2023, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Please use this Tax Sale Registration Form to register for the sale. 

The 2022 Delinquent Property Tax Sale will be held at:
Bardstown Independent Board of Education
308 N. Fifth St. Bardstown, KY 40004
Friday, June 2, 2023
10:00 a.m.
Below you’ll find a full directory of delinquent taxes. This directory does not include the current property year. Click here to view our Previous Years Delinquent Taxes Directory. 

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