LANCASTER - About the middle of October, property owners in Garrard County should receive bills stating how much property tax they owe for this year. And everybody will be paying slightly more, regardless of whether their property was reassessed.
That's because the Garrard County Board of Education passed a nickel tax hike this year for the school tax portion of the bill.
A person who owns a house worth $100,000 will pay $50 more than they did last year.
Property Valuation Administrator Marsha McQueary said Lancaster and a part of northern Garrard County were reassessed this year.
Taxpayers should have received a notice last spring if their property value changed, she said.
"By law, we must notify every taxpayer," she said.
McQueary said that each section of the county is reassessed every four years.
"We drive every subdivision and every road. We physically stop and take a picture of the property."