Harlan County, Kentucky Tax Assessors' Office
205 East Central Avenue, Room 207
Harlan, Kentucky 40831
Where is the Harlan County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Harlan County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Harlan County Tax Assessor's Office oversees the appraisal and assessment of properties as well as the billing and collection of property taxes for all taxable real estate located in Harlan County.
Contact the assessor's office if you need help with paying your property taxes, applying for a homestead exemption or other tax exemption, reporting upgrades to your home, appealing your property tax assessment, or verifying your property records.
Submitting a Harlan County property tax appeal
If you believe that your house has been unfairly overappraised (i.e. appraised at a value higher than the true market value of the property), you can attempt to get your home re-appraised at a lower value by contacting the Assessor's Office to submit a property tax appeal.
You will have to submit a form describing your property and sufficient proof that it is overassessed, including valuations of similar homes nearby as evidence. If your appeal is accepted, your home assessment (and property taxes) will be lowered as a result.
If you would like to appeal your property, call the Harlan County Assessor's Office at (606) 573 1990 and ask for a property tax appeal form. Keep in mind that property tax appeals are generally only accepted in a 1-3 month window each year.
For more information and example appeals, see how to appeal your property taxes.
Useful Harlan County Facts:
The median home value in Harlan County is between $49,442.00 and $55,558.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Harlan County?
You can try contacting the Harlan County local government directly with any issues the Assessor's Office can't solve. In many counties, certain property records such as deeds are kept in the county courthouse or county archives instead of at the tax assessors' office.
The county seat for Harlan County is located in the County Courthouse in Harlan, which is located at PO Box 670. You can direct your general inquiries to Harlan County with the contact info listed below.
Harlan County Phone Number
Harlan County Fax Number
Harlan County County Courthouse Address
PO Box 670
Harlan, KY 40831-0670
Useful Harlan County Links:
- Harlan County Assessors' Office Homepage
- Pay Your Property Tax
- Harlan County Government Homepage
- Harlan County Tax Records