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FY2020 Budget

FY 2020 City Budget: The Mount Sterling City Council has approved the budget for the coming year (July 2019 to June 2020). View 2019-2020 City Budget Here. Contact City Hall at (859) 498-8725 if you have any questions. 

FY2020 Tax Rate

FY 2020 (July 2019-June 2020) Tax Rate has been approved (Ordinance 10-2019). ORDINANCE 10-2019 TAX RATE FY 2020.pdf

- REAL PROPERTY - .25 on each one hundred dollars

- TANGIBLE PROPERTY - .30 on each one hundred dollars

- ABANDONED PROPERTY - .75 on each one hundred dollars

Contact City Hall at (859) 498-8725 if you have any questions.

Property Tax Notice


The 2019 City tax bills were mailed on October 18, 2019. Tax bills were mailed to the property owner or the address shown on tax bill. If your tax bill is to be paid by a mortgage company, or previous owner, please forward the bill to the responsible party for payment. If you do not receive a bill please contact City Hall at (859) 498-8725 Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or a copy can be obtained at

Tax bills are due with the following collection dates:

Face Amount 12/01/2019 to 12/31/2019

10% Penalty+ 01/01/2020 to 01/31/2020

Additional .5% interest per month from 01/01/2020

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

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.

For your convenience tax bills and paid receipts can be obtained online HERE. Tax bills cannot be paid on-line.



The City Council has approved a change to the fees for business licenses within the city limits (Ordinance 13-2019). 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 transiet business, shall obtain a business license. The fee for those licenses shall be 1) $50 for Full Time (January-December) and 2) $25 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 091819.pdf

** LATE FEEs now apply for business licenses. The new fees are as follows (effective February 1, 2020):


PART TIME: $27.50


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