McCreary County, Kentucky Tax Assessors' Office
1 North Main Street
Whitley City, Kentucky 42653
Where is the McCreary County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the McCreary County Assessor's Office do for me?
The McCreary 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 McCreary 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 McCreary 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 McCreary County Assessor's Office at (606) 376 2514 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 McCreary County Facts:
The median home value in McCreary County is between $58,758.00 and $66,042.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact McCreary County?
You can try contacting the McCreary 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 McCreary County is located in the County Courthouse in Whitley City, which is located at PO BOX 579. You can direct your general inquiries to McCreary County with the contact info listed below.
McCreary County Phone Number
McCreary County County Courthouse Address
PO BOX 579
Whitley City, KY 42653-0579