Real Estate and Personal Property Tax Rates

The Treasury Division collects property taxes for the City itself and also for the Bowling Green Independent School System. The property values are determined by the Warren County Property Valuation Administrator. In Kentucky, a property is valued at 100% of fair market value, as of January 1 of each year.

Personal property includes business furniture, fixtures, and inventory. Personal property taxes on vehicles and boats are collected by the Warren County Court Clerk at the time of registration and then remitted to the City.

Location Tax Source Real Estate* Personal Property*
Bowling Green (City Proper)
(Inside city limits and city school district)
City 0.206 0.260
County 0.21459 0.258672
State 0.122 0.450
School (City) 0.781 0.781
Total 1.32359* 1.749672*
Bowling Green (Annex)
(Inside city limits but in county school district)
City 0.206 0.260
County 0.21459 0.258672
State 0.122 0.450
School (County) 0.440 0.440
Total 0.98259* 1.408672*
Warren County
(Outside of city limits and receives no city services)
County 0.21459 0.258672
State 0.122 0.450
School (County) 0.440 0.440
Total 0.77659* 1.148672*
* Total tax rates per hundred.

The City normally mails approximately 23,000 property tax bills each year in the month during October, which are due in full by December 31 each year. You can log on to our E-Miscellaneous Billing to pay your bill online. Unpaid taxes are subject to foreclosure action being filed by the City after remaining unpaid six months past the due date.

Pay Bills Online

Property taxes supply approximately 20% of the City's General Fund revenues. For estimates on property tax revenues, see the City's budget. For more information on Property Taxes, contact us by phone at (270) 393-3000, or e-mail us.

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