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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 2020 City tax bills were mailed on 10/28/2020. 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 (8AM to 4PM) or a copy can be obtained can be obtained online @

Tax bills are due and payable beginning November 01, 2020 with the following collection dates:

5% discount 11/01/2020 to 11/30/2020

Face Amount 12/01/2020 to 12/31/2020

10% Penalty+ 01/01/2021 to 01/31/2021

Additional .5% interest per month from 02/01/2021

Payments can be made in person at City Hall Monday thru Friday during the hours of 9AM to 11AM or 1PM 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


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 transient 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.pdf

** LATE FEEs now apply for business licenses. The new fees are as follows (effective March 1, 2020). These rates are fixed at the current rate due to the local State of Emergency dated March 14, 2020.



The following businesses have not obtained/renewed Business License for 2020: Delinquent Business License as of November 23 2020.pdf

"HEALTHY AT WORK" guidelines for reopening the economy can be found HERE


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