Shelby County Kentucky Tax Lien Certificates


Kentucky tax lien certificates are a great way to profit. Shelby County sells Tax Lien Certificates at Shelby County tax sales.

County Courthouse
501 Main Street
Shelbyville, KY 40065-1133
Phone: (502) 633-1220

Type: Tax Lien Certificate
Bid Method: Premium Bid

Shelby County, Kentucky Tax Lien Certificates


You can purchase Kentucky Tax Lien Certificates at Shelby County tax sales.

If Shelby county, Kentucky is unable to collect real estate property taxes they are also unable to provide important government services like police protection, public schooling and medical services.

Unpaid property taxes create a serious cash-flow problem for Shelby county, Kentucky.

Property taxes that are delinquent are added to any previously uncollected taxes on a parcel of Shelby county. Parcels whose taxes are subject to sale will be advertised in a Shelby county newspaper of general circulation. The parcels are listed by sequence number. Parcels fall into 1 of 2 groups. Each group is sorted by parcel number.

The Shelby county tax sale list appears about three to six weeks before the Shelby county tax sale auction and is also posted on the Internet.

To solve this problem Shelby county, Kentucky allows investors to pay off these taxes. In exchange the investor receives the Shelby county, Kentucky lien for taxes. A real estate tax lien is simply a claim for delinquent taxes.

Why would investors do this?

Well, depending on Kentucky laws and competition, savvy Shelby county tax sale investors can realize high-yielding returns with tax lien certificates and/or purchase real estate for a fraction of its true market value with Kentucky tax deeds.


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