Smiths Grove, Kentucky
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Permits/ Licenses & Tax Rate

Property Tax Rate   

Property Taxes Rate for 2011 (.120) per One Hundred for years 2012 and 2013
Tangible Tax Rate for 2011 (.120) per One Hundred for years 2012 and 2013


Permits/ Licenses


The following information will help you obtain an Occupational License, Building Permit, Yard Sale Permit also Property and Tangible Tax






When do I need an Occupational License?

All persons conducting business within the City of Smiths Grove city limits are required to hold an Occupational License. Also, persons wanting to establish a new business must obtain an Occupational License.                                                    



Where do I get an Occupational License?

Occupational License may be obtained at the City Hall 146 S. Main Street

Smiths Grove, KY you may also call for more information at (270) 563-4014



How long is the Occupational License valid?

Annually, every business owner will get a notice and are due July 1, each fiscal year



How much does an Occupational License cost?



The license fee shall be $30.00 a year for business generating over $3,000 per annum. Change $30.00 to $50.00

The license fee shall be $15.00 a year for business generating under $3,000 per annum. Change $15.00 to $25.00




Building Permits


Why do I need a Building Permit?

The City of Smiths Grove and the State of Kentucky requires it. Kentucky Building Code (KBC) requires local governments (city or county) to establish local building departments.


Warren County issues all building permits for the City of Smiths Grove.  Their facilities are located at 1141 State Street, Bowling Green, KY.  Phone 270-843-5360. All building inspections are also handled through the same office.


How much are the Building Permits?

The Building permits are $.10 per square foot of living space for principle structures.  Accessories, fences, barns, garages are a flat charge of $40.00.
All churches and "not for profit" buildings are also a flat charge of $40.00.




Yard Sale Permits


Why do you need a Yard Sale Permit?

So the city can control Yard sales and prevent a person from having perpetual yard sales.



What is the cost of a Yard Sale Permit?

There is no cost just a requirement to fill out a form at City Hall, 146 S. Main Street, Smiths Grove, KY


Violation of terms of the yard Sale Permit or failure to obtain a Yard Sale Permit will subject person having a Yard Sale to citation for violation of city ordinance.