All dogs and cats must be registered at the city building. The cost is $5.00 per pet. There is a limit of five pets per household. As the weather warms, pets spend more time outdoors. We ask that you please be courteous of your neighbors by keeping pets in their own yard and any dog barking to a minimum. Please obey the leash law and clean up after pets during walks.
The city will once again be selling vehicle decals at the city building located at 1106 Amsterdam Road. A removable window decal, which will be visible on the driver side windshield, is $15.00 per vehicle and will be due during the month of September. Money generated from the sale of the tags will go to the upkeep of the city streets. All residents of the city must have a decal for their vehicles even if the vehicle is leased through your company and/or if you have out of state plates. As of October 1st, a $20 late fee will be added to the cost of the decal. Citations will also be issued to those who do not have their cars registered. The citation fine for not displaying your vehicle decal is $25.00.
Due to COVID-19, we encourage residents to mail in their checks for animal and vehicle tags. Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope so that we can mail your tag(s) back to you. We have also installed a drop box on the front of the city building so you can leave your payment anytime.
Please use the attached forms (or write the requested information on a separate piece of paper) to send in your information. For additional vehicles and pets, just list them separately.
IMPORTANT TAX INFORMATION
The tax bills for the City of Park Hills for 2021 will be sent out at the end of August. Tax bills are due during the month of September. Tax bills will be sent to the homeowners only and not to the mortgage companies unless requested. If you do not receive a tax bill by September 1, please call the clerk’s office at 431-6252 as a penalty and interest fee will be immediately added to all delinquent tax bills on October 1st with no exceptions. Payments postmarked September 30th will be accepted. Tax bill payments are the responsibility of the property/homeowner.
Property owners are able to view and pay their tax bills online. Payments will be processed through Municipay with the payee paying a convenience fee which will be disclosed to you before you make your payment. Payments may also be made by electronic check with a flat rate of $1.50 (last published rate). All major credit cards will be accepted online.
Property owners 65 years of age, or older, are entitled to a Homestead Exemption on their property taxes. The current exemption is $40,500 which is subtracted from the assessed valuation before taxes are calculated. It reduces the amount you pay for city and county taxes. You must live at the address in order to qualify for the exemption. In addition, the law grants this exemption to disabled persons, regardless of age, if the disability meets certain state requirements. For more information, please call the Kenton County Property Valuation (PVA) office at (859) 392-1750, or to apply.
The city clerk is not able to make adjustments to your tax bill such as assessment amounts or address changes. These changes are also handled by the PVA.
To remove a deceased person’s name from the tax bill, the following criteria must be met:
- The survivor’s name must appear on the deed as an owner and state right of survivorship.
- A copy of the death certificate must be provided.
This information allows the name to be removed from the tax bill only. A new deed must be filed to remove a name from a deed. For more information, please contact the Kenton County Clerk’s Office at (859) 392-1650.
GARBAGE/RECYCLING IN PARK HILLS
Your waste removal service, Rumpke, is offering one free garbage tote and one free recycling tote for the city’s residents. You may order your totes by calling Rumpke at 859-472-7339.