Property Taxes

The City of Fort Wright distributes property tax bills in November. Tax bills are based on the fiscal year of July 1st of the current year to June 30th of the following year.  Tax payments are due by December 31st of the same year. Payments made after the due date are subject to penalty and interest.

City property tax information is now available for lookup via PDF files or downloadable spreadsheets in Excel format.  Scroll down to locate the file for the appropriate year.

If you do not have the Excel program installed on your computer, Microsoft offers the ability to view this file through the Excel mobile app or by storing the file in OneDrive or Dropbox.  For more information, please click here.

 

2021 Property Tax Information

To view or obtain an electronic copy of your property tax bill please click the link provided below to search by property owner name, street name, or Parcel ID Number. 

https://fortwrightky.igovservices.com/User/HomePagePropertySearch.

If you escrow your tax payment, please forward your tax bill to your mortgage company as soon as possible for prompt payment processing. 

 

TAX PAYMENTS are DUE, in full, by 5:00 pm EST on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2021. 


Payments made after the due date are subject to a 20% penalty and 12% interest per annum.

 

We offer the following CONVENIENT PAYMENT OPTIONS:

  1. ONLINE – Online payments can be made by visiting the following link: 
    https://fortwrightky.igovservices.com/User/HomePagePropertySearch.
    Please note – Online payments are accepted by credit card payment ONLY via our online payment portal and are subject to additional bank processing fees.

     
  2. MAIL – Mail your payment to our secure payment processing center utilizing the envelope enclosed with your tax bill.  Please remember to include your payment stub.  Payments sent via mail should NOT include cash.  We do accept personal checks, money orders, and cashier checks made payable to the City of Fort Wright.  Payments sent by mail should be addressed to City of Fort Wright, PO Box 950278, Louisville, KY 40295-0278.

    United States Postal Service Postmarks dated on or before December 31, 2021, will be accepted.

     
  3. IN-PERSON – Visit our office Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM, for in-person service.  We are located at 409 Kyles Lane, Fort Wright, KY 41011.  In-person payments can be made by cash, check, money order, cashier check, or credit card.  We kindly ask that you bring your tax bill and payment stub with you for processing.
     
  4. DROP BOX – Contactless or After-Hour Payments can be dropped in our Drop Box, located near our lobby entrance at City Hall.  Please do NOT deposit cash into our after-hours drop box.  Drop box payments should include your payment stub and can be made by personnel check, money order, or cashier check made payable to the City of Fort Wright.

 

Kenton County Tax Payments

Kenton County Tax Bills are paid separately through the Kenton County Sheriff’s Department. Please contact 859-392-1800 or visit https://www.kentoncountysheriff.org/31/Property-Tax-Info for more information.

 

Homestead or Disability Exemption

If you have questions regarding the valuation of your property or exemptions that may apply, please contact the Kenton County Property Valuation Administrator at 859-392-1750 or visit https://www.kentonpva.org/ for more information.

 

Additional Questions?

If you have any additional questions, please contact us at 859-331-1700 or [email protected].

Thank you for being part of the Fort Wright Community.  We are honored to serve you!

 

2020 Amnesty Program

On February 3rd, 2021, the Fort Wright City Council enacted an Ordinance establishing an Amnesty Program for penalties imposed on delinquent real estate taxes for the Fiscal Year beginning July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021.  The Amnesty Program, established to assist property owners who may be struggling as a result of the Pandemic and/or who may have been negatively impacted by a delay in mail delivery service, postpones the imposition of penalties and interest to April 30, 2021.

For those who still have outstanding 2020 Property Tax obligations, as a result of the Amnesty Program a payment made prior to April 30th, 2021 will NOT be subject to additional penalty and interest.  Any 2020 Tax Statement not paid prior to the April 30th, 2021 deadline shall be deemed delinquent and shall have added thereto a penalty of twenty percent (20%) of the amount thereof, and shall bear interest at the rate of twelve percent (12%) per annum from January 1, 2021 until paid.

For those who paid the additional penalty and interest, as a result of the Amnesty Program, you are entitled to a refund in the amount of the total penalty and interest payment paid. Refunds have been issued and will be mailed on March 5, 2021.

For those whose tax payments did not include the additional penalty and interest, as a result of the Amnesty Program, the penalty and interest charges have been removed from your account and your 2020 property tax obligation has been paid in full.

If you have any questions regarding the Amnesty Program, please contact the City of Fort Wright at 859-331-1700 or [email protected].

 

2020 Property Taxes

The 2020 Property Tax Bills were mailed on November 5th and 6th, 2020.  If you have not received your property tax bill by November 30, 2020, please contact the City of Fort Wright at 859-331-1700.

The 2020 property tax is current as of April 28, 2021.  All outstanding balances are considered delinquent.

Download the 2020 property tax file in Excel format

Download the 2020 property tax file in PDF format

The 2020 real property tax rate is $2.65 per $1,000 assessed.

The 2020 tax payments are due by 5:00 PM on December 31, 2020.  Any payments received after 5:00 PM on December 31, 2020 will be subject to late penalty and interest.  Postmarks will not be accepted.

To check for delinquencies, please download the 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, and 2015 property tax files.

 

2019 Property Taxes

The 2019 Property Tax Bills were mailed on October 31, 2019.  If you have not received your property tax bill by November 15, 2019, please contact the City of Fort Wright at 859-331-1700.

The 2019 property tax is current as of November 6, 2020.

Download the 2019 property tax file in Excel format

Download the 2019 property tax file in PDF format

The 2019 real property tax rate is $2.79 per $1,000 assessed.

 

2018 Property Taxes

The 2018 property tax information is current as of December 31, 2019.

Download the 2018 property tax file in Excel format

Download the 2018 property tax file in PDF format

he 2018 real property tax rate is $2.79 per $1,000 assessed.

The 2018 tax payments are by December 31, 2018.

 

2017 Property Taxes

The 2017 property tax information is current as of December 31, 2019.

Download the 2017 property tax file in Excel format

Download the 2017 property tax file in PDF format

The 2017 real property tax rate is $2.83 per $1,000 assessed.

The 2017 tax payments are due by December 31, 2017.

 

2016 Property Taxes

The 2016 property tax information is current as of December 31, 2019.

Download the 2016 property tax file in Excel format

Download the 2016 property tax file in PDF format

The 2016 real property tax rate is $2.70 per $1,000 assessed.

The 2016 tax payments are due by December 31, 2016.

 

2015 Property Taxes

The 2015 property tax information is current as of December 31, 2019.

Download the 2015 property tax file in Excel format

Download the 2015 property tax file in PDF format

The 2015 real property tax rate was $2.76 per $1,000 assessed.

The 2015 tax payments were due by December 31, 2015.