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Shelbyville is one of the most diverse communities in Kentucky. Our unique blend of agriculture, business and industry, coupled with our attitude of a small town atmosphere makes Shelbyville a wonderful place to visit, live, or work. Based on 2010 census, Shelby County has a population of 42,074 which includes the City of Shelbyville’s population of 14,045.


CITY OF SHELBYVILLE TAXPAYER’S NOTICE:The 2016 City of Shelbyville tax bills are now due. If you did not receive your tax bill, please contact the City Clerk’s Office.  Mortgage company requests have been honored.  When paying your tax bill by mail, please include the remittance copy and put the tax bill number on your check.  If you wish a paid receipt, please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope.  Please note the following dates:
Base Amount Due:  On or before November 30, 2016
10% Penalty: December 1, 2016
12% Interest per Annum:  December 1, 2016 until paid

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, the City Clerk’s office will be closed November 24th and 25thPlease pay your taxes at City Hall before November 30th, or if paying by mail, postmark must be no later than November 30th.


Tax Rates
Base amount is due on or before November 30, 2016. A 10% penalty will be added December 1, 2016 and 12% interest per annum until paid.

Ad Valorem Property Tax Rate – 27.2 cents per $100 assessed value
Personal Property Tax Rate – 33.5 cents per $100 assessed value
Occupational Tax – 1.5%

Code of Ordinances
Our full code of ordinances can be searched and viewed by visiting the following link:
  http://www.amlegal.com/library/ky/shelbyville.shtml   

Open Records Request

Business License
An occupational license application is required for every person and business entity engaged in any business in the city before the commencement of business. The application form can be downloaded on the Administration link. Other forms relating to your business may also be found on this link.

Financial Incentives for New Businesses
The city may waive the city occupational tax and city business license for 2 years for new businesses locating in the downtown district.  If the business owner purchases the property, the city may also waive the property tax for 2 years. The district includes Main St., Washington St., Clay St. on both sides from 11th St. to Clear Creek Bridge and all cross streets. Only businesses which would be beneficial and enhance our downtown area would be considered for the incentive.

Charitable Contributions Appropriations Fund
Non-profit organizations can apply for funds by downloading form and submitting to City Hall between January 1st and February 28th of each year.  No applications will be accepted after February 28th.  Download form here.

Solicitation Permit
Any civic or non-profit organization wanting to solicit monetary donations at any highway intersection in the city, must obtain a Solicitation Permit from the City Clerk.

Yard Sale Permits
$5.00 for a period of not more than 3 consecutive days,  a limit of twice a year

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