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Delinquent Taxes

The annual sale of current year certificates of delinquency will be held on Monday, September 1, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. in the Casey County Clerk’s office located at 625 Campbellsville Street, Liberty Kentucky, 42539.

The Casey County Clerk’s Office (CCCO) has received the official list of current year delinquent taxes from the Sheriff’s Office on May 17, 2021. The policy was revised pursuant to KRS 134.
This statute can be reviewed at www.lrc.ky.gov/KRS/134-00/CHAPTER.HTM.

The published notice of all current year certificates of delinquency available for sale will be advertised in The Casey County News on Aug 4, 2021. A listing of these certificates will also be available online at:

The website address for this listing will also be included in the published ad on August 4, 2021. Our office will not provide lists of available bills other than from these sites.

Third-party purchasers may obtain delinquent tax information in our office during normal business hours. Our office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30 (Except holidays).

IT IS THE PURCHASERS RESPONSIBILITY TO DO THEIR OWN RESEARCH ON CERTIFICATES OF DELINQUENCIES THEY WISH TO PURCHASE. THE CASEY COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE WILL NOT DO RESEARCH FOR ANY PURCHASER. ALSO THE PURCHASER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR DOING BANKRUPTCY RESEARCH. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN.

The County Attorney shall provide the County Clerk with a list of protected bills. This shall include any pending litigation concerning bankruptcy or any other litigation and any payment agreements that may be in place and will be available for the third-party purchaser’s research at the County Clerk’s office.

Questions pertaining to the annual sale process should be directed to the Casey County Clerk’s office at 606-787-6471.

Department of Revenue Registration

All persons who purchase or intend to purchase any certificate of delinquency that results in the person owning more than:

  •  five (5) certificates of delinquency statewide;
  • more than three (3) certificates of delinquency in any county; or
  • invests more than $10,000 in the payment of certificates of delinquency statewide in a calendar year

shall file an application with the Department of Revenue at least sixty (60) days prior to the purchase of any certificate of delinquency.

Application and instructions for the revenue application for registration to purchase certificates of delinquency may be obtained by visiting https://revenue.ky.gov/Property/Pages/default.aspx

County Clerk Registration

At least ten (10) days before the date of the clerk’s annual sale, each individual or entity seeking to participate in the sale shall register with the county clerk.

The registration form and fee submission deadline is August 22, 2021. A registration form for our county is below.

Registration shall include:

  • A copy of the Certificate of Registration from the Department of Revenue, if applicable
  • Purchaser’s name
  • Street address
  • Mailing address if different from the street address
  • Telephone number
  • If the purchaser is an entity, the name of a contact person shall also be provided

A potential purchaser shall also submit an affidavit affirming that the purchaser is not related to any other individual or entity that will be participating in the sale. Multiple related entities or individuals, as determined by the Department of Revenue, will be prohibited from participating in the annual sale.

There shall be no deposit as such.

The deposit submission deadline is August 22, 2021, as it is for the registration fees only.

A purchaser shall deposit funds with the county clerk at the time of the registration in the following amounts:

All funds must be either submitted by cash, check, money order, or certified check made payable to the Casey County Clerk.

Any monies that do not clear the bank will result in penalties accrued to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Registration fees for a 3rd party purchaser’s priority list shall be $5.00 non-refundable for each certificate of delinquency. On a 3rd party purchaser’s list of current certificates of delinquency, a $10.00 non-refundable registration fee will be required for each certificate of delinquency. In each case, a $10.00 non-refundable registration fee will apply, not to exceed $250.00, if purchasing 5 bills or less. The registration fee for purchasing 6 bills or more is $250.00 non-refundable.

 

The registration fees shall be paid in full at the time of registration. You must register at least 10 days in advance of the sale (no later than August 22, 2021). The sale date is September 1, 2021.

Purchase Process for Third Party Purchasers with Prior Year Certificates

At least fifteen (15) days before the date of the clerk’s annual sale, any individual or entity holding a certificate of delinquency from a prior year shall submit a separate list of current year certificates of delinquency they wish to purchase that relate to the property for which they hold the prior year certificate of delinquency.

Priority lists and payment submission deadline is August 22. 2021.

This list shall be clearly identified as a prior year certificate of delinquency list and shall include for each certificate of delinquency:

  • The current year’s tax bill number;
  • The prior year claims’ tax bill number;
  • The prior year claim’s tax year;
  • The book and page numbers where the prior year claim is filed, if applicable;
  • The map ID or parcel number of the property

Payment shall be tendered at the time the third party purchaser submits the list.
The amount of $46.00 per certificate lien assignment and recording fee.

All certificates of delinquency purchased will be assigned in the delinquent tax bill system and lodged for record in the encumbrance book. All third-party purchasers will receive the originally recorded certificate of delinquency and register receipts no later than ten (10) business days after the completion of the sale. If time will allow, this will be completed on the day of purchase.

Releases and Assignments

Payment shall be tendered at the time the third party purchaser submits the list.
The amount of $46.00 per certificate lien assignment and recording fee.

All certificates of delinquency purchased will be assigned in the delinquent tax bill system and lodged for record in the encumbrance book. All third-party purchasers will receive the originally recorded certificate of delinquency and register receipts no later than ten (10) business days after the completion of the sale. If time will allow, this will be completed on the day of purchase.

Releases and/or assignments are to be executed in accordance with KRS 382.365. The fee to record a release or an assignment of a tax bill lien is $46.00 for a three (3) page document. Each additional page is an additional $3.00 per page.

During the period between submission of the lists and our sale, we shall review the submitted lists to determine if the individual or entity that submitted the list holds the prior year’s claim for the most recent tax year. Priority is based on the most recent tax year regardless of the date purchased. The county clerk shall provide the purchaser with all receipts due and a certificated copy of the certificate of delinquency assigned no later than ten (10) business days after the completion of the sale. It may be completed on the day of sale if time will allow.

Failure of a third party purchaser to properly and timely submit a purchase list or to include payment of registration fees in full shall result in the loss of purchase priority established. Any priority rights not exercised during this phase of the sale will result in the certificate(s) of delinquency being placed in the annual sale to be held Wednesday, September 1, 2021.

Third Party Purchaser Lists of Current Certificates of Delinquency

At least ten (10) days prior to the annual sale date, third-party purchasers shall submit a list of the current certificates of delinquency they are interested in purchasing at the annual tax sale.

The current list submission deadline is August 22, 2021

This list shall be clearly identified as a current year certificate of delinquency list and shall be prepared in priority order by tax bill number and include for each certificate of delinquency: Bills should be listed from most desirable to least desirable.

  • The current year’s tax bill number;
  •  The taxpayer name(s) as shown on the bill;
  • Property address
  • The map ID or parcel number of the property;
  • List of bills in priority order from most desirable to least desirable
  • List of 6 or more bills must be electronic, preferably in MS Excel format

Tax Sale Procedures

The sale shall be conducted in a manner similar to a professional sports draft with each purchaser having an opportunity to purchase certificates in turn through several rounds.

The order of selection shall be determined by a random drawing with the purchaser drawing the lowest number going first.

The purchaser who draws the lowest number during the random drawing shall have the first turn to choose a lot for purchase. Thereafter, purchasers shall select lots to purchase in order based on the random drawing from lowest to highest.

Purchasers that have properly registered and paid the required registration fee, but who are not present for the random drawing shall be placed at the bottom of the selection list behind the purchasers who were present for the random drawing.

Purchasers shall only be allowed to purchase those certificates included on their previously submitted Current Year list.

The county clerk shall determine how many certificates of delinquency may be purchased in each round at the annual sale based on the following guidelines:

  1. In counties with 500 or fewer certificates of delinquency to be sold, the certificates of delinquency shall be sold in lots of up to five (5);
  2. In counties with more than 500 and less than 1,000 certificates of delinquency to be sold, the certificates of delinquency shall be sold in lots of up to ten (10);
  3. In counties with at least 1,000 and not more than 2, 500 certificates of delinquency to be sold, the certificates of delinquency shall be sold in lots of up to twenty-five (25);
  4. In counties with at least 2,500 and not more than 75,000 certificates or delinquency to be sold, the certificates of delinquency shall be sold in lots of up to fifty (50) and
  5. In counties with more than 7,500 certificates of delinquency to be sold, the certificates of delinquency shall be sold in lots of no more than fifty (50) for the first four (4) rounds, and, for all subsequent rounds, shall be sold in lots not to exceed two (2) percent of the total number of current certificates of delinquency included in the pool for sale.

Due to the volume of certificates of delinquency for the 2020 Casey County sale held on
September 1, 2021 beginning at 9:00 a.m., there will be 1 certificate selected per round.

For any round of a sale, if there are more certificates of delinquency to be sold than purchasers participating in the sale, the lot size used for that round shall not create fewer lots than the number of purchasers participating.

A purchaser may withdraw from the sale at any time prior to completion of the sale. If a purchaser withdraws from the sale, the purchaser shall not make any further purchases in any later round of the sale. Another purchaser shall not take the place of the withdrawing purchaser.

A purchaser may purchase less than a full lot of certificates of delinquency. If a purchaser purchases less than a full lot in three (3) consecutive rounds, the purchaser shall be considered to have withdrawn from the sale after the 3rd consecutive partial lot purchase.

The county clerk shall set a reasonable time limit for purchasers to make their selections. The county clerk may allow a purchaser to select another certificate of delinquency if the selected certificate has already been chosen in an earlier round. However, any alternate selections must be done within the time limit imposed.

Payment in full for the amount due for the certificates of delinquency purchased including $28.00 fee for the recording of the Lis Pendens shall be submitted on day of sale.

If full payment for the certificates of delinquency is not received by the deadline, the county clerk shall not assign any certificate of delinquency for which full payment has not been received and those certificates of delinquency shall be available for payment pursuant to KRS 134.127(1)(b). The county clerk shall have discretion as to how to allocate partial payments. If the purchaser’s failure to make payment results in additional cost or expense to the county clerk, the county clerk shall forfeit the purchaser’s deposit to cover those additional costs and expense.

Any announcements made on the day of sale take precedence over any other notice. The county clerk shall have the final say on any question regarding the sale process.

Forms of Payment

Acceptable forms of payment are:

  • Cashier’s check
  • Certified check
  • Cash
  • Money order
  • Business check

All funds due for bill purchases must be either submitted by cash, check, money order, or certified check made payable to the Casey County Clerk on the tax sale date which is September 1, 2021.

All funds must be either submitted by cash, check, money order, or certified check made payable to the Casey County Clerk the day of the sale, for the amount of the certificate of delinquency on the day of the sale and shall include $46.00 for the assignment and recording of the Lis Pendens.

County Clerk Contact Information

Physical Address:
625 Campbellsville St
Liberty, KY 42539
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 310
Liberty, KY 42539

Phone: 606-787-6471
Fax: 606-787-9155

The information listed on this website is provided for your convenience. Any amount due for taxes, fees, and/or charges is subject to change and will be based on the current amount due at the time of payment. The Casey County Clerk’s Office is not responsible for information or data obtained from unofficial dated sources.

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