Delinquent Taxes

NOTICE: Click here to see the 2021 Jefferson County Delinquent Property Listings

From this site you can find information about upcoming sales procedures for participating as well as frequently asked questions, and access our delinquent tax application,

For your convenience, Tax Master records now have a link to the corresponding delinquent tax document in our On-line Land Records, (, beginning June of 2017 and forward. is the application we use to store and track all delinquent taxes. It will include unpaid bills, paid bills, and bills that have been sold to 3rd parties. There is a link to the TaxMaster Instructions document located on this page that will help answer some of your questions.

If you have any questions or would like training on, please contact the office at 502-574-5884 or by email to


Customers should be aware that the information contained in these files is produced by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office pertaining to tax claims generating liens under KRS 134.420 (1).

These tax claims are in some instances not the final determination of tax liability for a tax year, and are subject to ongoing review, such as exoneration by the county attorney.

Customers should take notice of special designations in these files on certain parcels that the clerk’s office uses to identify claims that may have an extra degree of complication. Complete information is available at the Professional License and Delinquent Tax Department in Room 100A of Metro Hall at 527 W. Jefferson Street, Louisville, KY 40202.In a few instances, there is a possibility a search of parcel for tax claims conducted several months previously may be superseded. It is recommended that a tax claims search be conducted in the same time period as a real estate closing to minimize any potential problems or miscalculations.

Mail all documentation to:
Jefferson County Clerk
Attn: Delinquent Tax Department
527 W Jefferson Rm 100
Louisville, KY 40202

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