Delinquent Taxes FAQ

What forms of payment are accepted?

Payment shall be made by debit/credit card, cashiers or certified check.  Company or personal checks will not be accepted.

How many people from my company can participate in the tax sales?
We are accepting only one representative per company to participate in the tax sale.
Can you tell me about Third Party Purchaser Dates?

For the most current information on dates, view or download this PDF.

How does the sale process work?

The annual sale will be a lottery, serpentine style, with rounds as follows:

Rounds 1-2: 1 Bill
Rounds 3-4: 5 Bills
Rounds 5 and above: Up to 10 Bills

How can I view current delinquent tax bills?
Where can I download a certificate of delinquency registration form?
What are the procedures for delinquent tax sales?

The annual sale of current year certificates of delinquency will be held in the Woodford County Clerk’s office located at 103 South Main Street, Suite 120 Versailles, KY 40383

The published notice of all current year certificates of delinquency will be advertised in The State Journal.  After publication of the advertisement, a listing of these certificates will also be available online.  Our office will not provide lists of available bills.

Copies of all lists of priority certificates shall be available, by request, no later than forty-eight (48) hours prior to the sale. However, once the priority certificates have been approved, a comprehensive listing will be available. Purchasers may make request by contacting our office at 859-873-3421.

Third party purchasers may also obtain delinquent tax information in our office during normal business hours. Our office hours are Monday – Thursday 8:00-4:00 & Friday: 8:00-5:30.

Questions pertaining to the annual sale process should be directed to Sandra V. Jones at [email protected]

Can you explain bankruptcy issues with delinquent tax sales?

KRS 134.128 provides that any certificate of delinquency involved in bankruptcy litigation in which the county attorney or department has filed a claim shall be prohibited from being sold by the county clerk. However, since local officials are often not informed timely of these filings, third party purchasers should be encouraged to do their own research before purchasing certificates of delinquency at a tax sale. A subscription service knows as “PACER” can be utilized by third-party purchasers to get up to date information about bankruptcy filings. Third-party purchasers can obtain more information about this service by visiting

Woodford County Clerk

Sandra V. Jones

103 South Main Street, Suite 120
Versailles, KY 40383


Office: (859) 873-3421
Fax: 859-873-6985
Email: [email protected]


Monday-Thursday: 8:00-4:00
Friday: 8:00-5:30

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