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2013 delinquent taxes to be sold

June 30, 2014

By Shayla Menville, The Morehead News, Ky.



June 30--The sale of 2013 delinquent property tax bills will be held at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 6, in the Fiscal Court meeting room of the Rowan County Courthouse.

The list of delinquent bills is available for public inspection from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the County Clerk's office. The list can also be found on the Clerk's website at www.rowancountyclerk.com.

County Clerk Jean Bailey said that persons on the list of over 750 real estate owners may still pay their taxes and avoid their property tax bills being sold to third party firms.

"We will be updating the list each week and if you are unsure if you owe or how much you owe, you can check online, come into the office or just call us," said Bailey. "Third party companies will buy these and then it will be double or more to pay off once they get ownership."

She said that if the amount of the delinquent tax bill is too much for a person or business to pay off in a single payment they are able to set up a payment plan at the County Attorney's office.

Property tax bills need to be paid as soon as possible but can be paid up to the date of the sale.

There are several options for tax payment, Bailey said. Persons can pay at the County Clerk's office or send a check for the total amount published on the delinquent list. Credit cards are also accepted over the phone at 784-5212.

The sale of 2013 delinquent tax bills is open to third party purchasers. Any buyer registered with the state can submit a list of current year certificates they wish to purchase to the County Clerk.

Bailey added that the third party purchasers typically work well with delinquent taxpayers and the sale will be held in a manner similar to a professional sports draft. All payments will be due at the end of the sale.

A full list of the current delinquent taxes will be published in Friday's edition of The Morehead News.

Shayla Menville can be reached at smenville@themoreheadnews.com or by telephone at 784-4116.

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