do I contact the police?
IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY SITUATION, DIAL 911! ?
of Union, through an Interlocal Agreement, contracts with the Boone County
Sheriff's Department for enforcement of City Ordinances. The Sheriff's
Department also handles all ordinary police matters. For ordinary matters,
please call the City office at 859-384-1511, or call the Sheriff's Department
directly at 859-334-2175.
do I contact about utilities?
- Telephone service - Cincinnati Bell (513) 565-2210 or
INSIGHT Communications at (888) 735-0300.
- Water and sewer service - Boone County Water District
at (859) 586-6155.
- Electrical service - Duke Power/Union Light Heat &
Power at (513) 421-9500 or 1-800-544-6155
- Cable Television - INSIGHT Communications at (888)
handles disaster situations?
IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY SITUATION, DIAL 911!
Emergency Management provides many services for Boone County, including the
cities of Florence, Union and Walton. They may be contacted at 859-334-2279.
Planning and execution of disaster and emergency mitigation, preparedness,
response and recovery. Development and maintenance of the Boone County
Emergency Operations Plan (EOP). Planning and response coordination for any
natural or man-made emergency or disaster. Provide 24-hour response coverage
for any significant emergency within the County and act on behalf of the County
and/or City in coordinating multiple agencies and resources as necessary.
Maintaining the Emergency Warning Systems (including the
"Communicator" and "Geo Notify" telephone alert system and
the Outdoor Warning Siren System). Maintainance of the primary and alternate
Boone County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) facilities and equipment.
Providing information and assistance as necessary to the County Administration
and City Administrations regarding any significant emergency situation
including any emergency declarations. Hazardous material release reporting,
response, and enforcement. (including the operation of the Boone County
Hazardous Incident Response Team - HIRT) Developing and organizing training
exercises annually for public safety agencies to test response procedures
within the County EOP. Retain status as a "StormReady" community as
designated by the National Weather Service by maintaining various severe
weather preparedness resources. Maintaining working condition and equipment
inventory for the Mobile Incident Management and Communications Unit (299), Mass
Casualty Incident Unit (298) and Hazardous Materials Response Unit (373).
Representing Boone County on a number of committees and organizations
including: Northern Kentucky Emergency Planning Committee; Ohio River Emergency
Response and Notification Committee; Cincinnati Urban Area Security Initiative
(UASI); Boone County Citizen Corps Council; Boone County Fire Chief's
Association; Northern Kentucky Hazmat/WMD Response Unit, Inc. and many others. Providing emergency preparedness information to the public including
presentations to organized groups. Developing and maintaining the Boone
County Community Emergency Response Team ( CERT ) program. Tornado shelter
surveys for schools and businesses. Enforcement of Open Burning laws and
ordinances. Oversight for Boone County Water Rescue.
about Property Taxes?
If your property is inside the City limits, it receives
services from the City, the most visible of which are Trash Collection, City
Street and Road repair, Street Lighting, and Snow Removal. However, the
property will also receive services from Boone County, such as operation of
County Parks, County Road repair, and the like.
did I receive a tax bill for property I no longer own?
Please send the bill to the new owner if you know them, or
contact the City Treasurer's office at (859) 384-1511 and give us as much information
as you can regarding the new owner. The City tries to keep up with property
transactions throughout the year in order to mail the bill to the new owner.
However, transactions that occur after our cut off date are not recorded until
the following year.
is the Union Town Plan?
All documentation of the Award-Winning Union Town Plan can
be found on the City's website by clicking on the "Development" link under "About Us".
there a Property Tax discount?
We offer a 2% discount if paid by October 31st.
do I report infrastructure problems?
All public works issues can be addressed by calling the City's offices at
is City Hall?
The Union City Building is located at 1843 Mt. Zion Road.
The City Building is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday,
excluding Federal and State Holidays.
do I have to pay a late fee if I never received a Property Tax Bill?
State Statutes place the burden to pay property taxes on the
property owner on or before the due date regardless of whether they receive a
bill or not. If you own property in the City, and do not receive a bill by October 1 each year, please contact the City Treasurer at (859) 384-1511 and
we will send you a copy.
do I contact to find out about garbage and recycling pick-up?
Trash collection and recycling is provided to residents by the city through our contractor, Rumpke of Kentucky. Collection is on
Thursday morning of each week, and receptacles should be put at the street
curbside on Wednesday night.
do I do about large trash items or when I have much more garbage than normal?
Place them at the curb for normal pickup. The exceptions to
1. Refrigerators or Air Conditioners containing active refrigerant. In order
for such items to be picked up, they must be emptied of refrigerant by a
licensed technician, and tagged by the technician as having been processed.
2. Yard Waste (limbs, branches, etc.) must be tied into bundles no longer than
4 feet in length and 50 pounds in weight.
Ordinarily, our garbage collector will pick up any refuse if
it is bundled so that it weighs less than 50 pounds and is less than four feet
in length. If you have a much larger amount of trash than normal, please
call a day or two in advance of the normal
pickup so that we can notify the contractor can be prepared for the additional amount.
is the "Homestead" Exemption on Property Taxes?
The homestead exemption is a reduction in the assessed
valuation of your property for persons either over 65 years of age or who are
classified as permanently disabled.
The maximum homestead exemption on real estate owned by qualified persons has
been set at $31,400 for the 2007 and 2008 tax periods. The 2007-2008 exemption
reflects a $2,000 increase over the 2005-2006 exemption of $29,400. The amount
of the homestead exemption is adjusted every two years in accordance with KRS
132.810 to compensate for changes in the purchasing power of the dollar.
Property owners who do not qualify for the exemption will absorb this amount
through the compensating property tax rate process. To qualify for the
homestead exemption, a person must be at least 65 years old during the tax
period or have been classified as totally disabled by any public or private
retirement system. The property must also be owned, occupied and maintained by
the taxpayer as a personal residence on the January 1 assessment date. Disabled
persons less than 65 years of age must make an application on an annual basis.
do I call the Fire Department?
IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY SITUATION, DIAL 911!
of Union is served by the Union Emergency Services Alliance. They may be
contacted at 859-384-3342.
do I report a street light that is burned out or damaged?
You can report damaged or inoperative street lights directly
to Duke Energy by clicking HERE.
is my property valued?
Questions and/or disputes on the assessed value of your
property should be addressed to the Property Valuation Administrator at the
Boone County office of the PVA: (859) 334-2181.
wasn't my garbage picked up?
Call the City's offices at 859-384-1511.
do I pay my taxes?
- A locked Drop Box is located at the Union City Building for convenience and after hour deposits
The Warren S. Moore Union City Building1843 Mt. Zion RoadUnion, KY 41091-0053
- You can mail your city property tax payment or pay in person at:
Our Mailing address is: P.O. Box 53
Our regular business hours are Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m.
Closed Federal & State Holidays - includes the day after Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve day.
MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: CITY OF UNION, KY - Kathy Porter, City Clerk/Treasurer
do I register to vote?
Voter registration is handled in Kentucky by each County
Clerk's office. In Boone County, full information on registering to vote can be
found at the Boone County Clerk's website.
Can I make out a single check for
both my City and County Property Taxes?
No, they must be paid separately. The City bill payment is mailed to the City
Treasurer, City of Union, P.O. Box 53, Union, KY 41091-0053 (or paid in person
at the City Building). The County bill payment is mailed to the Boone County
Sheriff at the address shown on the bill
do I call an ambulance?
IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY SITUATION, DIAL 911!
The City of Union is
served by the Union Emergency Services Alliance. They may be contacted at
I being billed in error?
In order for a mortgage company to pay your
taxes, they must request bills or tax information each year. The property owner
will also receive a copy of the City bill. This way, the city provides property
owners with a record for their income taxes, and documentation that they can
use to query their mortgage