According to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, the 2022 Lyon County property tax bills were mailed out at the end of last week and were payable beginning Oct. 1. These cards will be lavender or purple in color this year. If residents do not receive their bill(s) by Oct. 7, they are asked to please contact the sheriff’s office at 270-388-2311.

Tax information and online payment are available at the sheriff’s office website, lyonsheriff.com. Click on Tax Info and follow the prompts. When paying online, the least expensive way to pay is by using a bank routing and account number (eCheck); this only costs $1.50 per transaction.

People may also pay in person at 500 W. Dale Avenue, Suite 100, in Eddyville. If mailing in a payment to P.O. Box 126, Eddyville, 42038, please include a copy of the tax bill or put the bill number on the check. If taxpayers wish for a paid receipt to be returned to them, they are asked to please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Those who are age 65-plus and/or totally disabled are encouraged to check with the Property Valuation Administrator’s office before paying. They may qualify for the Homestead Exemption, which will save them money on taxes.

The following are collection dates:

  • 2% discount: Oct. 1 — Nov. 1
  • Face amount: Nov. 2 — Dec. 31
  • 5% penalty: Jan. 1- Jan. 31
  • 21% penalty: Feb. 1-April 17

Important notice:

All delinquent tax bills will be transferred to the county clerk’s office as of the close of business on April 17, 2023; this is normally April 15, but the office will be closed on that day; thus, the following Monday is the final day to pay in office.

In addition to the penalties and fees that are applied by the sheriff’s office, all delinquent payments made in the county clerk’s office are subject to a 20% County Attorney’s Fee, a 10% County Clerk’s Fee and interest at 1% per month. The delinquency is also subject to being sold to a third party in the summer of 2023.