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FY 2020-2021 Budget

The Mount Sterling City Council has approved the budget for the coming year (July 2020 to June 2021).  2021 CITY BUDGET.pdf . Contact City Hall at (859) 498-8725 if you have any questions. 

Property Tax Notice


The last day to pay your 2020 City tax bills is April 30, 2021. Property tax bills are considered delinquent after this date. On May 3, 2021, the City will place a lein on all delinquent tax bills. Additional penalties, fees, and interest will be added to the amount owed on that date. Please contact City Hall at (859) 498-8725 Monday through Friday (8AM to 4PM) if you have any questions. You may obtain a copy of your tax bill online @

Payments can be made in person at City Hall Monday thru Friday during the hours of 9AM to 3PM.

Payments can be mailed to: City of Mt. Sterling, 33 North Maysville Street, Mt. Sterling, KY 40353.

You may also choose to use our convenient Mail Drop Box located at City Hall. Payments should be made out to the City of Mt. Sterling and should include a copy of your tax bill or the bill number. If you wish for a receipt to be mailed to you, please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope. 

You may also pay your tax bill using a credit card HERE

City Business License

Any business or business entity engaged in any occupation, trade, profession, or other business activity conducted for gain or profit in the City, except those activities that qualify as a transient business, shall obtain a business license. The fee for those licenses shall remain the same as they were this past calendar year: The current fee is $65 for Full Time (January-December) and $32.50 for Part Time or Occasional. Contact City Hall at (859) 498-8725 if you have any questions. ORDINANCE 13-2019 BUSINESS LICENSE REQUIREMENT AND FEE.pdf

Business license application - Business License Application.pdf

The following businesses have not obtained/renewed Business License for 2019 and/or 2020: Delinquent Business Licenses as of December 31, 2020.pdf

Food Trucks

Spring is here at that means FOOD TRUCKS! Although food trucks are welcome, there are steps that must be taken to receive permission to operate within the city limits. 

1. If you are setting up on private property, you must receive permission from the property owner. 

2. Obtain an inspection from the Health Department and the Fire Department. 

3. Possess general liability insurance. 

4. Obtain a BUSINESS LICENSE (see above) from the City. To obtain a license, you must present proof of items #1-3 with application. 

5. Food trucks are required to collect a restaurant tax. The City Clerk can provide you the required paperwork for submission. 


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