Information for city fees and licenses, planning and zoning, property taxes, demographics, and other helpful information is provided below.
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City Fees and Licenses
The City of Springfield levies a one percent occupational license tax on wages, salaries, and commissions of individuals and on net profits of businesses. The City of Springfield also levies a $25 business regulatory license fee. An insurance premium tax is levied based on six percent of the premium in the city, four percent in the county, making the total ten percent for policies within the city limits of Springfield.
As allowed by Kentucky law, the City of Springfield has adopted Planning and Zoning regulations that direct the growth and physical development along orderly and economic lines. These regulations govern all development including but not limited to: subdivisions, infrastructure, new homes, additions, accessory buildings and signs in Springfield. Setbacks and dimensions are relative to the zoning district. To obtain information on the zone affecting your property or any other information, call Springfield City Hall at 859-336-5440.
The Kentucky Constitution requires the state to tax all classes of taxable property, and state statutes allow local jurisdictions to tax only a few classes. All locally taxed property is subject to county taxes and school district taxes (either a county school district or an independent school district). Property located inside of city limits may also be subject to city property taxes.
Special local taxing jurisdictions (fire protection districts, watershed districts, and sanitation districts) levy taxes within their operating areas (usually a small portion of community or county).
Property assessments in Kentucky are at 100% fair cash value. Accounts receivable are taxed at 85% of face value.