Finance FAQs

Do I need a business license?  According to the Paducah Code of Ordinances Chapter 106-63, any corporation, partnership, proprietorship, individual that receives or expects to receive gross receipts in excess of $600 annually in the conduct of business in Paducah is required to obtain a business license.

Who sets the assessment valuations for property tax purposes?  The McCracken County Property Valuation Administrator (PVA) is responsible for setting property assessment valuations for property tax purposes. The PVA can be reached by contacting Property Valuation Administrator Bill Dunn at 270-444-4712 or by visiting the PVA Website.

Can I pay by credit and/or debit card?  The City of Paducah accepts credit and debit card payments at City Hall.  This service for in-person and over-the-phone payments provides a convenient way to pay for many of Paducah’s fees and charges collected through the Finance Department and Fire Prevention Division in addition to the Engineering and Planning departments.  Services payable by credit or debit card include business licenses, property tax bills, building permits, fines, and liens.  A 2.95 percent service charge will apply on credit and debit card payments.  Payment types include American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa.  The City does not charge or retain this service charge.  There is a $2.00 minimum per transaction.  Later in 2021, expect new online features including online bill payments, permits, electronic plan submissions, inspection scheduling, citizen self-service portal, and a citizen service request/reporting portal.