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business in scottsville

Conveniently located between a number of major cities, Scottsville is the gateway to Southern Kentucky.  

More than a charming place to set up shop, we offer affordable solutions and incredible opportunities.

We invite you to explore.  Whether your business goals include a booth at our local Farmers Market or a sprawling industrial enterprise, we’re confident you’ll find Scottsville to be a rewarding place to realize those goals.

New Business

Local Taxes
The City of Scottsville collects property taxes for all property located within the City limits and occupational taxes on all businesses located within the City limits.

Occupational Tax
Each business within the City of Scottsville is required to have a business license. The business license is $30.00 and is valid for one year. To acquire a business license please fill out the Business Registration form located under the Business License Application link and return it, along with $30.00, to the address below:

City Hall
Treasurer's Office St. 8
201 W. Main St
Scottsville, KY 42164

Businesses located in the City that have employees are required to withhold a 1.5% local occupational tax and submit to the City quarterly along with the withholdings form located below.

Employers are also required to submit an Annual Reconciliation Form for each calendar year.

All businesses within Scottsville are also required to submit and annual Net Profit return, which you can also find below. The Net Profit Form must be completed in full and returned to The City Treasurer's office at 201 W. Main St, Suite 8, Scottsville, KY 42164. Please note there is a minimum Net Profit fee of $30.00, however, if you have a current business license, then you can take credit of $30.00.

If you would like to close your business account with the City of Scottsville occupational taxes, please contact the City Treasurer's office at (270) 237-4472.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office at (270) 237-4472

Helpful Resources

Allen County-Scottsville Industrial Development Authority

The Allen County / Scottsville Industrial Development Authority is a six member corporation, with three members being appointed by the city, and three members appointed by the county. These members work in concert to identify, negotiate and finance the inclusion of new industries to the community.

Scottsville-Allen County Chamber of Commerce

The Scottsville-Allen County Chamber of Commerce exists to connect business with opportunity. To learn more, visit their website.

Allen County scottsville farmers market

From the farm to your table, we provide the freshest produce! Allen County Farmers Market features vegetables, fruits, baked goods, jams, jellies, and so much more. To learn more, visit their Facebook page.

the citizen-times

Allen County's hometown newspaper since 1890.

Visit their website for more information.

Firework Business Application

The permits are $1,000 for both seasonal and permanent retailers.

The applications are in the City Treasurer’s office and payments should also be made there. If there are any questions about the application, permit, or process contact Jerry Biddle, the code enforcement officer at (270)606-0394.

Firework Inspection Form

Firework Permit Application