Welcome to the Grant County Occupational Tax Department.  We are responsible for the collection of Grant County Payroll Taxes, Transient Room Taxes, as well as the administration of Grant County Business Licenses and Short Term Rental Property Permits.

All returns, applications, and questions can be addressed to:

Grant County Fiscal Court
Colton Simpson
101 N Main St. STE 3
Williamstown, Ky 41097


(859) 823-7561 Ex. 2

More Info?

For additional information, please see the Occupational Tax Ordinance, and the Business License Ordinance.

Who must register with the Grant County Fiscal Court?

Every person or business who provides services to another person or business for compensation is required to complete a Business License Application for the Grant County Fiscal Court.  The completed application will provide information needed for a Business License as well as for the Occupational Tax.  The Business License Application can be found above.

What is the fee for a Business License?

The fee for a Business License will be paid pursuant to a tiered Fee Schedule based on the number of Employees working within Grant County.  Grant County Business Licenses expire on December 31st of each year, and must be renewed by January 31st of each year.  

Tier Number 1:  If your business has 0 to 5 employees, the annual license fee shall be $25.

Tier Number 2: If a business has 6-10 employees, the annual license fee shall be $50.00.

Tier Number 3: If a business has 11-25 employees, the annual license fee shall be $100.

Tier Number 4: If a business has more than 25 employees, the annual license fee shall be $200.

* If applying for a license after March 31st and no prior work has been conducted, the fee can be prorated 25%.  If applying for a license after June 30th, the fee can be prorated 50%.  Furthermore, the fee can be prorated depending on the amount of time a license is desired.

Where do I pay?

All checks must be made payable to the Grant County Fiscal Court.

Address: 101 N Main Street, Suite #3, Williamstown Ky, 41097

When do I pay?

The Grant County Occupational Tax will be paid Quarterly.

Quarter-End: March 31st     Return Due: April 30th

Quarter-End: June 30th       Return Due: July 31st

Quarter-End: Sept. 30th      Return Due: Oct. 31st

  Quarter-End: Dec. 31st       Return Due: Jan 31st