Shelby County Sheriff's Office
Sheriff Timothy "Mark" Moore

The Shelby County Sheriff's Office is a full service Law Enforcement Agency.  We provide the following services to the citizens of Shelby County: court security, civil and criminal process, warrant service, vehicle inspections, tax collection, School Resource Officers, 24 hour patrol and investigations.  If you need assistance from the Sheriff's Office, contact us at the Office at 502-633-4324 or through Shelby County Dispatch non-emergency 502-633-2323.  If you have an emergency please dial 911.  If you need to speak with someone specific, you can call the office during business hours or use our contact page and that person will get back with you as soon as possible.  Scroll Down for more information and a list of frequently ask questions.

Law Enforcement Questions

Office Location

Contacting a Deputy after hours

Copies of reports

Our office is located in downtown Shelbyville on the 2nd floor of the old Courthouse.  The address is 501 Main Street Shelbyville, KY 40065
We have deputies available 24 hr., 7 days a week.  If you need to speak with a Deputy after normal business hours, call dispatch at 502-633-2323. If the is an emergency dial 911 and a Deputy will be dispatched to your location.
Contact us during office hours at 502-633-4324.  You will need the name of the person(s) involved or case number.  Traffic accident reports can also be acquired online through  You can find a link to buycrash on our home page.  In most cases reports are complete within 5 days of the incident.  

​Vehicle inspections


We can do inspections at the office during normal business hours.  When you arrive, park in the inspection lane located on 5th Street. See one of our clerks in the main office on the 2nd floor and they will conduct an inspection on site.  You must have the title of the vehicle and a valid driver’s license.  A $5.00 inspection fee will be assessed and can be paid with cash or check.  You can also contact the office and request an inspection to be done at your location for a $15.00 fee.  Vehicles must be legally road worthy to be inspected. 
Payments can be made to the Shelby County Sheriff's office by cash or check.  If you make a payment by mail and would like a receipt, you must send a self-addressed stamped envelope.  We only accept credit card payment for tax bills. 

Property Taxes

Taxes paid by mortgage company

When are property taxes due?

How to I pay my property tax bill?

2% Discount - October 1-November 1, 2019
Face Value - November 2-December 31, 2019
5% Penalty - January 1-January 31, 2020
21% Penalty - After January 31, 2020
Property tax bills can be paid during office hours (Monday through Friday 8:30-4:30pm) except holidays. Property tax bills can also be mailed to the Shelby County Sheriff's Office. Property tax bills must be paid in fill, we cannot accept partial payments.  

IIf your property tax is paid through a mortgage company, check with them to see if you or the mortgage company is the responsible party for payment of the property tax bill. If your payment is distributed by the mortgage company, it is the property owner's responsibility to forward the tax bill to the mortgage company.

Post Mark

​Homestead exemption

Disability exemption

We accept post marks as long as there is nothing wrong with the payment.  If we have to send the payment back, it will be posted the date the correct payment is received
You can sign up for the homestead exemption when you turn 65 years of age in that tax year. You sign up at the Property Valuation Administrations Office in Courthouse Annex building. This will provide you with a $37,600 deduction off you assessed property value, which in turn will lower your payment.   

​If you are disabled you may sign up for the disability exemption.  This process is also done at the Property Valuation Administration office located in the Courthouse Annex building. You have to sign up for this exemption yearly.


October 1, 2019, The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office will start accepting credit card payments for property taxes. There will be a service fee charge for using this process as follows:
Visa, MasterCard & Discover will be a $1.50 for any payment up to $60.00 and 2.49% for $60.01 and above.
American Express will be a $1.50 + 3.5% for any payment amount.
The service fee is paid to the vendor for processing and to the credit card companies.  The Sheriff’s Office does not receive any of the corresponding service fee.
Cash and check will be accepted as always and does not include the service fee.
You can pay in our office or online via our website beginning on Oct. 1st. 2019.  If you chose to pay online, please go to our website and click on the current tax bill look up link.
Payments can be made to the Shelby County Sheriff's office by cash or check.   If you make a payment by mail and would like a receipt, you must send a self-addressed stamped envelope.